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Morton Castle

A76-a702 | Nithsdale, Dumfries DG3 5EH, Scotland
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An Impressive Building Set in a Dramatic Landscape

Yes that is a road and it does lead to the castle! A muddy and small car park however it's quiet as... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Rossergruffydd
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Hidden gem of a walk

We live not far from here so have enjoyed the walk around this castle on many occasions, frequently... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Heather H
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  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
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“small loch” (3 reviews)
“nature trail” (3 reviews)
“two swans” (2 reviews)
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A76-a702 | Nithsdale, Dumfries DG3 5EH, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Yes that is a road and it does lead to the castle! A muddy and small car park however it's quiet as the site is hard to find and has no facilities or charges. Castle Morton has a nature trail and a few information boards...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We live not far from here so have enjoyed the walk around this castle on many occasions, frequently extending our walk to the full nature trail which is a delight. A wonderful spot for photos too. Don't miss it.

1  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The beauty and downfall of this place is its not particularly easy to find. Added to this is the walk thru rather long slippery grass to get to the castle. We could not find much history on this place but it stands on the hill,...More

Thank Nalpick
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

There are castles you visit on a formal basis and then there's Morton Castle. There's no turnstile, no admission charge, no gift shop, nothing at all like that. Just a castle ruin across a field, with a commanding view over a small loch and the...More

1  Thank i2c_JP
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Morton Castle is marked on the map but there are no signposts from the main road, which is probably a good thing as it means there is not an over abundance of visitors You go up a single track road and there is parking for...More

2  Thank Anne B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We visit regularly giving are dog an evening walk. The hardest part is finding it if you don't know where it is. There is a useful information board but the ruins themselves are not very big and 5 minutes allows you to see it all....More

1  Thank 0298ems
Reviewed 23 December 2016

this place should be advertised more as it is difficult to find. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and it unspoiled by civilisation

Thank tracec23
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Hauntingly beautiful castle set in amazing scenery. An amazing building that has easy access well worth a visit only draw back is the single track road to get there

1  Thank Pauline M
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had a short but very pleasant walk around Morton Castle, its hard to find if you're driving, but worth seeing. Wonderful view out over the man made loch, and the ruins are very brooding and atmospheric.

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were in Scotland for the day and I was keen to see a bit of the history, especially castles. The road up to the castle is very narrow and windy, be hesitant to go up if your car is very precious to you, or...More

1  Thank AlexandraHS
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