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Caerlaverock Castle
Title: Caerlaverock Castle
Description: Caerlaverock Castle is the finest ruin in Scotland, dating from the 13th century. In the shape of a triangle and surrounded by a moat it is impressive from all sides. This view shows Murdoch's Tower and the West Range to the right. It is owned by Historic Scotland.
Date: August 2006
Caerlaverock Castle - Nithsdale Lodging
Title: Caerlaverock Castle - Nithsdale Lodging
Description: Within the castle walls sits the Nithsdale Lodging, built in 1634 with its fine Renaissance stone carved windows.
Date: August 2006
Caerlaverock Castle
Title: Caerlaverock Castle
Description: This view from the south shows Murdoch's Tower to the left, the Nithsdale Lodging in the centre of the castle and the South Curtain Wall (mostly missing). The castle was attacked by the Covenanters in a siege of 1640 which caused much of the demolition seen today.
Date: August 2006
Caerlaverock Castle
Title: Caerlaverock Castle
Description: Murdoch's Tower as seen from the East Range.
Date: August 2006
Caerlaverock Castle
Title: Caerlaverock Castle
Description: Each of the rooms in the Nithsdale Lodging contained a fireplace.
Date: August 2006
Caerlaverock Castle
Title: Caerlaverock Castle
Description: Viewed from the south-east the South Tower is no longer present. The East Curtain Wall is still intact and contains large windows to allow light into the Nithsdale Logding.
Date: August 2006
Caerlaverock Castle
Title: Caerlaverock Castle
Description: The Gatehouse and Maxwell Lodging (behind the gatehouse walls) show the impressive entrance to the castle viewed from the north-west.
Date: August 2006
Caerlaverock Castle
Title: Caerlaverock Castle
Description: Another view of the gatehouse and bridge.
Date: August 2006
Caerlaverock Castle
Title: Caerlaverock Castle
Description: As well as the castle there are other interesting items to visit including the 'old' castle (a 10th century fort now a grassy mound) and this replica Trebuchet for firing stone balls during a seige.
Date: August 2006
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