Stunning ruins on island; requiring a short boat journey. Very romantic ruined keep. Otters in river. Stunningly beautiful
Cross the River Dee by boat to visit this enchanting castle on its own...
Cross the River Dee by boat to visit this enchanting castle on its own island. Once the bustling base of its creator, Archibald the Grim, it is now an ideal spot for exploring, picnicking and perhaps, painting. The island is rich with wildflowers in summer; you might also see ospreys and otters hunting in the river.
The castle was besieged by King James II for two months in 1455, and fell after the king bribed the garrison to surrender.