1635 Nithsdale Lodging, inside AD 1295 Caerlaverock Castle. Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe.
In the courtyard of Caerlaverock Castle, walk through Nithsdale Lodging, a remarkable residence built in 1635, "the most ambitious early classical domestic architecture in Scotland." The formidable red sandstone walls of Caerlaverock Castle have a triangular shape, unique in Britain. First built in 1295 to to control trade, its wide moat, twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements give Caerlaverock a fairtale appearance, the epitome of a medieval stronghold. Caerlaverock is near Dumfries, on the edge of Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve, in southwest Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe. This stronghold defended the Maxwell family from the 1200s-1640, then was abandoned. It was besieged by the English during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and underwent several partial demolitions and reconstructions from the 1300s-1400s.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download