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Cairnholy


Cairnholy
There are two burial sites at Cairnholy dating from Neolithic times, both very well preserved and commanding fine views over Wigtown Bay.  Cairnholy I is notable for the impressive facade, in front of which, archaeological evidence suggests, ceremonies took place.  More.  

Carsluith Castle


Carsluith Castle
Another local castle to the west of Gatehouse, a 16th century towerhouse, very well preserved and in the care of Historic Scotland. Historic Scotland:read more.  

Caerlaverock


Caerlaverock Castle
One of Scotland's greatest medieval castles - about an hour away, south of Dumfries.  Can be combined with a visit to Sweetheart Abbey, the New Abbey Cornmill, (both also Historic Scotland), Caerlaverock Bird Reserve, or The National Museum of Costume at New Abbey. Historic Scotland:read more.
 

Dundrennan Abbey


Dundrennan Abbey
12th century Cistercian Abbey.  Beautiful fragments of a fine building in a pituresque location. Historic Scotland: Read more.  

Cardoness Shore


Cardoness Shore
As the tide goes out the many rocky islets are gradually uncovered around the edge of the shore, excellent for rockpooling. More.  


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