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 Caerlaverock Castle
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.
The castle is in the care of Historic Scotland, but in the Middle Ages it was owned by the Maxwell family.
Both the Castle and the WWT reserve are within the Caerlaverock NNR - National Nature Reserve.
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 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.
The castle is shaped like a triangular shield, with a strong double tower at one corner where the drawbridge was located.
www.rampantscotland.com /castles/blcastles_caerlaverock.htm   (207 words)

  
 Famous Historic Scotish Castles
Caerlaverock Castle is surrounded by a double moat and hundreds of acres of flat marshy willow woods (known in Scotland as a "moss"), Caerlaverock was built to control the South-West entrance to Scotland which in early times was the waterway across the Solway Firth.
Castle Tioram's primary importance is as a principal stronghold of the Kingdom/Lordship of the Isles and seat of Clanranald for over 500 years from the late fourteenth century onwards.
Dundonald Castle is a fortified tower house built for King Robert II on his accession to the throne of Scotland in 1371 and it was used as a royal residence by the early Stewart kings for the next 150 years.
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 Regions in Britain - Scottish Lowlands - myguideBritain - Welcome to Scotland, England, Wales and London - Britain ...
The majestic Caerlaverock Castle was Scotland's first line of defence in the south, standing guard over the Solway coast for over 400 years and it is the epitome of a medieval stronghold.
Caerlaverock Castle was built in the 1270s by the Maxwells, Sherrifs of Teviotdale and Dumfries and a leading family in Scottish society at the time.
As well as a walk around the castle and the siege exhibition, Caerlaverock Castle is surrounded by nature trails leading into the woods and salt marshes where you can find the remnants and parts of the foundations of a castle built by the Maxwells fifty years before Caerlaverock but subsided into the marshes.
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 Uktravel.com - Castle Guide
Caerlaverock Castle is first mentioned in records in the 1220’s.
Much of the castle as it is today was completed in the late fifteenth century by Herbert Maxwell, first Lord Maxwell and his son Robert second Lord Maxwell.
Caerlaverock Castle once again figured in the conflicts between Scotland and England in the sixteenth century.
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 Travels in Scotland : Castles and Towers : Caerlaverock Castle
By the late 18th century, the castle was a popular visitor spot, and it was handed to the state in 1946.
The entire castle was made concentric by surrounding it with an inner moat, ramparts of earth, another moat, and finally a higher ring of earthworks.
Approaching the castle from the landward side would have been a dicey proposition, but it did provide a reliable location to lob missiles and cannon fire at the castle, which eventually led to its downfall on several occasions.
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 :: Stronghold : Caerlaverock Castle ::
Caerlaverock is everyone’s idea of a ‘real’ castle: an awe-inspiring ruin full of nooks and crannies and a long and distinguished history of lordly residence and wartime siege.
Caerlaverock Castle stands beside the salt marches of the Solway Firth, an impressive feature amid the lush Nithsdale countryside.
With its moat, twin-towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, Caerlaverock Castle is the epitome of the medieval stronghold.
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 Tour Caerlaverock Castle
Caerlaverock Castle was built by the powerful Maxwell family in the late 13th century.
In 1300, Caerlaverock became the focus of Edward's wrath and he laid siege with an army of 87 knights and 3000 soldiers.
Two hundred years later, the rebuilt castle withstood the attention of an invading English army led by James V who defeated the Scots at the 'Battle of the Solway Moss'.
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 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.
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 Visit Southern Scotland : Photo Galleries
The castle is highly fortified and was layed siege to on at least two occasions.
Caerlaverock Castle (Historic Scotland) This is one of the finest castles in Scotland.
Little is known of the history other than the fact that it was more of a residential house than a castle but there is supposed to be a ghostly horse and carraige that drives out on a dark night.
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 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.
The second castle was largely complete by 1300 when Edward I of England invaded Galloway and successfully besieged Caerlaverock with 87 knights and 3000 men.
Caerlaverock Castle was placed in State care in 1946 and is now looked after by Historic Scotland.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /dumfries/caerlaverock   (765 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 castle remained an English stronghold until 1312, and the keeper of the castle at that time was Sir Eustace Maxwell, seventh of the Maxwell line and fifth of Caerlaverock.
The history of the castle thereafter is unknown, until about 1356, when Roger Kirkpatrick is recorded as having returned the whole of Nithsdale to the Scottish Crown, and in the process, captured the castles of Dalswinton and Caerlaverock by force, demolishing them to the ground.
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 Siege Of Caerlaverock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
During the time of Herbert, the 11th Lord Maxwell, the Castle of Caerlaverock was besieged by Edward I, on one of his expeditions to conquer and subdue the Scottish nation.
Of this knight it was said "so stoutly was the castle assailed by him that never did smith with his hammer strike his iron as he and his did there." The soldiers emulated the gallantry of their leaders, and were indefatigable in their assaults on the massive stronghold.
As soon as the Castle surrendered, Edward proceeded to Galloway, where he stayed for some weeks, visiting Kirkcudbright, Twynham, Fleet, and other places, and making several votive offerings to the altars in churches to the saints, for their fancied assistance after the capitulation of the castle.
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 Caerlaverock Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Caerlaverock Castle is one of the best surviving and most beautiful examples of medieval castles in Britain.
Edward entrusted the castle to Sir Eustace Maxwell, however, in 1313 Maxwell declared for King Robert Bruce.
He subsequently dismantled the castle in accordance to Bruce's policy of rendering useless any stronghold that might prove of strategic value to the English.
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 caerlaverock castle.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Castle in build very simple, from stone, mortar and wood but in the same time is the most heavily fortified structures ever created.
All the castles built on 12th and 13th century, the living quarters of it invariably had one basic element.
In the earliest castles the family slept at the extreme upper end of the hall.
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 Caerlaverock Castle,Scotland .Castle pictures and Scottish gifts. Photogold castle collection
In 1220 an estate was granted to Sir John De Maccuswell at Caerlaverock.
About 50 years later a new castle was built 200 metres to the north.
In shape it was like a shield, for it had but three sides round it, with atower at each corner, but one of them was a double one, so high, so long and so wide that the gate was underneath it, well made and strong, with a drawbridge and a sufficiency of other defences.
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 Maxwell Castles in Dumfries and Galloway
Caerlaverock Castle first came to prominence in the year 1300 when it was besieged by King Edward I. It was significant that the King should come to lay the siege and more significant that he should bring the cream of the English nobility and chivalry to do it.
The castle is less than half a mile from the watch tower of Repentance and it seem the two were built in tandem the former to support the latter.
Calderwood Castle was the home of the Maxwells of Calderwood from the end of the 14th century until the barony was sold in 1904.
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 Caerlaverock Castle Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Robert de Maxwell of Maxwell, Caerlaverock and Mearns (d.1409) rebuilt Caerlaverock castle and was succeeded by Herbert Maxwell of Caerlaverock (d.1420) who married Katherine Stewart.
One such occasion was the Siege of Caerlaverock of 1300 by Edward I of England who had eighty seven of the most illustrious barons of England in his host, including knights of Bretagne and Lorraine.
Possession of the castle was subsequently restored to Sir Eustace Maxwell, Sir Herbert's son, who at first embraced the cause of John Baliol, and in 1312 received from Edward Il an allowance of £20 for the more secure keeping of the castle.
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 Caerlaverock Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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.
Today the castle is in the care of Historic Scotland.
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 Caerlaverock Castle, Colonies | The Craven Image : Photo Gallery
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 castle is basically triangular in shape with strong towers at each corner.
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 Caerlaverock Castle-Scotland-Discover UK-about UK-British Council-China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Surrounded by a double moat and hundreds of acres of flat marshy willow woods (known in Scotland as a "moss"), Caerlaverock was built to control the South-West entrance to Scotland which in early times was the waterway across the Solway Firth.
Today the castle is well worth visiting, not only because of the unspoilt surrounding countryside which enables the visitor easily to imagine what it was like in medieval times, but also because inside it has the remains of very sophisticated courtyard residences dating from the 1600's and built by the first Earl of Nithsdale.
The castle is under the care of Historic Scotland and is open to the public.
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 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.
Much of the castle as it is today was completed in the late fifteenth century by Herbert Maxwell,first Lord Maxwell and his son Robert second Lord Maxwell.
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 Caerlaverock Castle - Dumfriesshire
Caerlaverock Castle is a unique, triangular castle dating from the 13th century, and it remains one of the most impressive medieval strongholds in Scotland.
Throughout the castle's history additions were made, some as late as the 17th century.
A beautiful façade was added to the castle during the Renaissance.
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 CAERLAVEROCK CASTLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Caerlaverock stands on the Solway Firth surrounded by a double moat.
In 1300 the castle was besieged by Edward I and was also to feature in the Anglo-Saxon conflicts of the 16th Century and the Civil War of 1640.
The castle has laid in ruins since 1640 and is today cared for by Historic Scotland.
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 Monograph: Excavations at Caerlaverock Old Castle 1998-9   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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.
In addition to work on the castle platform, a trial trench across the flat-bottomed moat was opened up on the presumed line of the bridge, to relocate a surviving element of a timber bridge found and sampled for dendrochronological dating in 1978.
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 Serenery: 491 Caerlaverock Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
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 castle is basically triangular in shape with strong towers at each corner.
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 Caerlaverock Castle - ScotWars
Caerlaverock (Lark's Nest), one of Scotlands finest castles, is everyone's idea of a medieval fortress.
The castle is triangular in shape, tapering back in a southerly direction from the gatehouse.
Water filled moats surround the castle, which was reached by a pivoted swing bridge leading to an entrance passage with iron bound doors and a portcullis.
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