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Address: A76-A702 | Nithsdale, Dumfries DG3 5EH, Scotland
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A hidden gem

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

Reviewed 23 December 2016
tracec23
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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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

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Thank tracec23
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93 reviews
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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

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1 Thank Pauline M
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Reviewed 5 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.

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Brackley
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Reviewed 2 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 low slung! We nearly drove past it, and the only indication we were in the... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We headed here after visiting Drumlanrig. We found the castle fairly easily using Google Maps. The road itself is single track the nearer you get to the castle but I was impressed by the condition of it, there wasn't the usual potholes associated with these "out of the way" roads. The castle is in a beautiful location overlooking a loch... More 

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Thank Akita A
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

One of the nicest castles I have ever visited in Scotland, it did help that it was a lovely hot day, it is so peaceful, we saw what looked like a dungeon or cellar and my son went down the steps to find it was crawling with frogs - and lizards of all different colours and species, there was a... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

I looked this castle up on the Historic Scotland website before visiting. It said it was 'notoriously difficult to find' and that was certainly the case. We didn't see one sign for it but managed to get to the general area without too much effort however, it then proved elusive. We stopped and got out of the car several times... More 

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Thank 555Henri
Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Our biggest challenge was to actually find Morton Castle- its up narrow virtually single track roads and not signposted until nearly there. However it was worth it - its small, and in ruins but the setting is sooo nice. Theres a loch on which ducks and geese float by, I think there is provision for fishing on the loch but... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Being a Morton, I have wanted to visit this castle for a long time. Visited yesterday on a beautiful sunny day. The castle is set off the beaten track among glorious landscape. The castle itself is beautifully preserved and its great to be able to actually go inside the ruin. Well worth a visit!

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Thank Sairaanhoitaja
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54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

A bit off the beaten track, Morton castle is one of my favourite places ever. The landscape is stunning and the castle itself, whilst smaller than others, is still an interesting place to look around. There is plenty of wildlife to see as well. Perfect for picnics and casual walks.

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