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  Caerlaverock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caerlaverock is an area to the south of Dumfries and to the west of Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
WWT Caerlaverock is one of the nine reserves of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
Caerlaverock Castle in the care of (Historic Scotland) is a 13th century triangular moated castle.
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 Caerlaverock Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caerlaverock Castle is a 13th century triangular moated castle in the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve area at the Solway Firth, south of Dumfries in the south of Scotland.
One such occasion was the Siege of Caerlaverock of 1300 by Edward I of England.
Both the Castle and the WWT reserve are within the Caerlaverock NNR - National Nature Reserve.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caerlaverock_Castle   (199 words)

 Caerlaverock Castle Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
The story of Caerlaverock begins with the granting of lands in the area to Sir John De Maccuswell in 1220.
In 1640, just six years after the building of the Nithsdale Lodging, Caerlaverock was held by the Maxwells for King Charles I against a besieging army of Covenanters for thirteen weeks before surrendering (see our Historical Timeline).
Caerlaverock Castle was placed in State care in 1946 and is now looked after by Historic Scotland.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /dumfries/caerlaverock   (920 words)

 Uktravel.com - Castle Guide
Caerlaverock Castle is first mentioned in records in the 1220’s.
In 1300 he invaded Galloway and Caerlaverock was one of the prime targets for his wrath.
Caerlaverock Castle once again figured in the conflicts between Scotland and England in the sixteenth century.
www.uktravel.com /castlecontent.asp?timeID=Caerlavero&offset=0   (697 words)

 Siege Of Caerlaverock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The fortress of Caerlaverock remained in the possession of the English for several years; and it appears that in 1312, Sir Eustace Maxwell, its then proprietor, joined the English interest, though he soon after distinguished himself in the rescue of Robert Bruce.
Caerlaverock is also justly renowned for the exciting and spectacular wildlife experiences that thousands of people enjoy there every year.
The most famous of all Caerlaverock's visitors are the wild Barnacle Geese that arrive every October from Svalbard in the High Arctic to spend the winter in vast flocks on its wide saltflats and merses.
www.seanachaidh.org /siegeof.htm   (2828 words)

 Scottish Castles Photo Library - Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries
The present castle was begun in 1270, built on a foundation of rock by the Maxwell family who stayed at Caerlaverock for the next 400 years.
Caerlaverock was an early siege target when King Edward I invaded in 1300.
He arrived with 87 knights and 3,000 men and a contemporary account of this great siege is one of the most detailed to survive.
www.rampantscotland.com /castles/blcastles_caerlaverock.htm   (207 words)

 Caerlaverock Castle information - Castle Quest
Caerlaverock was a prime target for the English King, and although it was a marginal incident in the turbulent events at the time, the siege of the castle became one of the best known military operations of the war.
The accession of David II (Robert Bruce’s son) to the Scottish throne in 1329 and the re-opening of hostilities between Scotland and England, was the signal for Sir Eustace Maxwell to change allegiance once again.
At Caerlaverock, Robert Maxwell, twenty-second of the Maxwell line and tenth Lord, was created the first Earl of Nithsdale, and built a new house within the castle walls.
www.castlesontheweb.com /quest/Forum12/HTML/000186.html   (3431 words)

 The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetlands Centre is set amidst a wealth of beautiful scenery, dominated by the 2,000-foot granite mass of Criffel to the west, with the mountains of the English Lake District across the Solway Firth to the south and, to the north, the rolling Moffat and Lowther Hills.
Caerlaverock Castle is just three miles away and, beyond that, the Solway coast stretches west to the rugged Mull of Galloway.
The warm and comfortable farmhouse at Eastpark is situated at the very heart of this famous reserve and commands superb views from its own observation tower across this and the adjacent National Nature Reserve.
www.wwt.org.uk /visit/caerlaverock/visit_accom.asp   (383 words)

 Travels in Scotland : Castles and Towers : Caerlaverock Castle
Considered one of the strongest castles in Scotland, Caerlaverock is built as a triangle with huge towers on each corner.
It was dismantled by 1357, but may have been repaired by the 1370s, although there are no records of it being occupied until 1425, when Murdoch, Duke of Albany, was imprisoned in the tower that bears his name.
Caerlaverock was rebuilt once again in the 15th century, carefully following the original design to restore it.
www.phouka.com /travel/castles/caerlaverock/caerlaverock.html   (687 words)

 Photograph of Caerlaverock Castle, Scottish History, Scotland - UK History.
Caerlaverock Castle as we see it here dates from the 13th Century, there was an earlier Castle just a few hundred yards to the south of the present site.
It is thought that the 1st castle was abandoned because of its closeness to the Solway Marshes.
The three sided shield shaped Caerlaverock we know today was built by the Maxwell family.
www.scotshistoryonline.co.uk /caerlaver.html   (134 words)

 Caerlaverock Castle
In 1300 he invaded Galloway, one of the centres of resistance, and Caerlaverock was one of the prime targets for his wrath.
The siege of Caerlaverock is one of the most well known incidents of this time because of a detailed written account by a member of the besieging army.
The accession of David II to the Scottish throne in 1329 and the re-opening of hostilities between Scotland and England was a sign for Sir Eustace to change his allegiances once again.
www.electricscotland.com /historic/castles/caerlaverock.htm   (739 words)

 Caerlaverock Castle
Located just a few miles Southeast of Dumfries, Scotland, Caerlaverock was owned by Maxwells and their descendants from the time when the lands were first acquired by John de Muccuswell early in the 13th century.
But most of the “second” Caerlaverock was destroyed about 1312, when Sir Eustace Maxwell, having declared for Robert Bruce, king of the Scots, was besieged by Edward II’s forces and, in keeping with Bruce’s policy of denying the enemy any stronghold which might be useful to him later, demolished Caerlaverock when forced to abandon it.
He captured Caerlaverock and, according to a chronicle of the time, reduced it to the ground; however, the same chronicle contains an entry from the following year saying that the same Roger was killed “at the castle of Caerlaverock.
www.clanmaxwellusa.com /caerlave.htm   (854 words)

 Caerlaverock Changeling, The   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Caerlaverock Castle, lies some nine miles south of Dumfries and has been an important strategic stronghold since mediaeval times.
It is said that this was the seat of the powerful Maxwell family as early as reign of Malcolm Canmore in the eleventh century.
This is supported by the fact that "Evan Macuswell of Caerlaverock" is recorded to have been present at the battle of Alnwick in 1093.
www.seanachaidh.org /caerlave.htm   (1306 words)

 CastleXplorer - Caerlaverock Castle
Caerlaverock Castle has a unique triangular layout, with three curtain walls, two towers and a large gatehouse.
The castle was built some time between 1280 and 1300, and there is some debate as to whether it was built by the Scots or the English.
Caerlaverock was rebuilt in the 15th century to the original plan, and in the 1630's the Earl of Nithsdale added a three-storeyed residential block in Classical Renaissance style.
www.castlexplorer.co.uk /scotland/caerlaverock/caerlaverock.php   (142 words)

 Caerlaverock Old Castle Shearington Dumfries Dumfriesshire Scotland Scottish
Caerlaverock Old Castle is a early 12th century square enclosure fortress, surrounded by double wet ditches.
All that remains are the fine stone foundations of a curtain wall flanked by substantial square corner towers and standing in a cobbled courtyard, a chamberblock and hall range.
It stood at the head of a natural harbour and was at the mercy of the Solway Firth flood tides, so after only fifty years it was abandoned and nearby Caerlaverock Castle was built.
www.castleuk.net /castle_lists_scotland/84/caerlaverockmotte.htm   (160 words)

 Caerlaverock Castle - Scotland - UK Travel Information Guide
About 8 miles south of Dumfries can be found the magnificent Caerlaverock Castle, surrounded by a double moat and many acres of woodland.
It was built during the 1200's to control the south western entrance to Scotland.
You will find a nature trail within the grounds and a children's adventure park is very popular with visitors.
www.12travel.com /uk/heritage/castles/caerlaverock.html   (170 words)

 Monograph: Excavations at Caerlaverock Old Castle 1998-9
SUAT Ltd was commissioned by Historic Scotland to undertake excavation and survey work on the site of the earlier of the two 13th-century castles built by the Maxwells at Caerlaverock, 9 miles south of Dumfrics on the Solway shore (NGR: NY 027 654).
The first or 'Old’ Castle is believed to have been established in the late 1220s, and abandoned only 50 years later in favour of the surviving triangular plan castle 200 m further inland.
The castle mound and enclosing wet ditch of Caerlaverock Old Castle is typical of medieval moated sites, but with additional enclosures annexed to the north and a basin interpreted as a tidal harbour to the south-west.
users.quista.net /dgnhas/caerlaverock/monograph.htm   (670 words)

 Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries - Wee Guides to Scotland castles and mansions
The castle was surrendered to the English in 1545, but was later recaptured by the Scots.
In 1640 Caerlaverock was taken by a force of Covenanters after a siege of 13 weeks, and dismantled.
The castle was transferred to the care of the State in 1946.
www.scotland2000.com /weeguides/castles/28.htm   (200 words)

 Rebuilding the Trebuchet for Caerlaverock
A recent British television documentary followed the trials and tribulations of two teams of mediaeval scholars as they attempted to authentically recreate the machine used by Edward I. The 1300 siege of Caerlaverock Castle, in Dumfriesshire, is one of the most celebrated incidents in Maxwell history.
The author of a contemporary Anglo-Norman ballad wrote: “Caerlaverock was so strong a castle that it feared no siege before the King came there....” The defenders of Caerlaverock, in their lack of fear, did not realize that Edward’s engineers had built a huge trebuchet which would ultimately bring the castle into his hands.
The trebuchet was on display at the historical reenactment of the Siege of Caerlaverock Castle in July 2000 and remains on display at the castle.
www.clanmaxwellusa.com /trebuchet.htm   (566 words)

 The Caerlaverock Dig   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
With spectacular views over the Solway Firth and the distant Lakeland fells, Caerlaverock Castle is among the most impressive in Britain.
The present castle replaced an earlier one, dating from the 13th century, which lies around 200 metres to its south-east, in an area of wooded marshland.
When Sir John Maxwell was granted the Caerlaverock estate in around 1220, he began to build a castle here.
www.suat.demon.co.uk /caerlaverock   (480 words)

 Bird watching trip report - Islay - surfbirds.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A passing car or distant gunshot provokes a simultaneous rising of five thousand necks and a momentary period of silence, before the all clear is sounded and dining recommences.
It's hard to leave such a spectacle but the days are short and Caerlaverock beckons, so once we have convinced ourselves that no foreign interlopers have infiltrated this flock we move on towards the Reserve.
The last hour of daylight is employed with a brief visit to Caerlaverock Castle, which sadly fails to live up to expectations (though our imaginations may have been unfairly tainted by recent viewings of Lord of The Rings!) and a farewell to the huge flock of Barnacles beside the River Nith.
www.surfbirds.com /mb/trips/islay-im-0604.html   (5515 words)

 Serenery: 491 Caerlaverock Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The lands of Caerlaverock were granted to the Maxwells about 1220.
Situated near the salt marshes of the Solway Firth, the Maxwells began construction of this castle in 1270.
The walls and towers have been altered to take account of siege damage and fashion, but Caerlaverock remains the epitome of medieval stronghold.
www.serenery.com /491Caerlaverock.html   (150 words)

 Caerlaverock Castle on AboutBritain.com
The Maxwell family, who built Caerlaverock, enjoyed peaceful prosperity there until the invasion by Edward I. The castle became a target for Edward's wrath against Scots resistance and in 1300, Lord Maxwell's garrison was forced to surrender to the overwhelming might of the besieging army.
During the 16th century Caerlaverock featured in Anglo-Saxon conflict until James VI's accession to the English throne brought peace to the Borders for the first time in centuries.
The truce collapsed with the 1640 Civil War and the final siege at Caerlaverock came when the Royalists surrendered to the Covenanters.
www.aboutbritain.com /CaerlaverockCastle.htm   (465 words)

 Caerlaverock Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Caerlaverock Castle is a beautiful castle ruin dating from the 13th century.
Their first castle was sited too near to the salt marshes of the Solway and in 1270 they began building the present castle.
The battlements of Caerlaverock castle give marvellous views over the Solway Firth and the distant Lakeland Fells.
www.castles.nl /eur/uk/caer/caer.html   (297 words)

 Caerlaverock Castle Shearington Dumfries Dumfriesshire Dumfries and Galloway Scotland Scottish
Caerlaverock Castle Shearington Dumfries Dumfriesshire Dumfries and Galloway Scotland Scottish
Caerlaverock Castle is a unique late 13th century stone enclosure fortress, surrounded by double ditches, the inner ditch still wet.
A large outer court retains a low enclosing bank and a round-arched stone gateway.
www.castleuk.net /castle_lists_scotland/84/caerlaverockcastle.htm   (164 words)

 Hotels in Caerlaverock Dumfries, Hotels near Caerlaverock
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We select from the best hotels, and all our hotels in Caerlaverock can be reserved online.
Dryfesdale Country House Hotel is 19.46 kilometers from Caerlaverock.
www.starstay.co.uk /Dumfriesshire/Dumfries/hotels_in_and_near_Caerlaverock_1.htm   (195 words)

 New Abbey, Caerlaverock (Scotland)
Caerlaverock is a small but attractive triangular castle, with a nice big moat (yet another Historic Scotland property).
There's not that much to see -- there's a dramatised siege video and a trebuchet, as well as the castle -- but you can do a short walk through the woods to the site of an earlier castle.
Next stop was the Caerlaverock Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust centre.
danny.oz.au /travel/scotland/caerlaverock.html   (477 words)

 Travels in Scotland : Castles and Towers : Caerlaverock Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They are very ornate, and certainly not in keeping with the stark stone of the walls of Caerlaverock.
It is possible that they were plastered, or harled, to a smooth surface, with the stone decorations surmounting smooth, shiny walls.
Actually, they're not sure if this was the original site of Caerlaverock, or a temporary site, or another camp, or an even earlier fortification.
www.phouka.com /travel/castles/caerlaverock/caerlaverock3.html   (229 words)

 Overview of Caerlaverock Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One of the finest castles in Scotland, Caerlaverock Castle lies near the mouth of the River Nith on the Solway Firth coast of Dumfries and Galloway, 8 miles (12 km) south west of Dumfries.
Built by the Maxwells in the 12th Century, it has a triangular design and is one of the few castles in Scotland to have a protective moat.
Caerlaverock was finally abandoned in 1634 following an attack by Covenanting forces.
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /scotgaz/features/featurefirst2010.html   (201 words)

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