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Morton Castle

Morton Castle History

Morton Castle stands on a headland above a small loch at the foot of the Lowther Hills. It is a massive hall-type castle and much of the work dates from the late 13th century.

A pathway leads to the entrance gateway, only one lower tower of which survives, but the dressed stones where the drawbridge mechanism would have been remains.

Morton Castle was the principal seat of the Douglas Earls of Morton and seems to have remained in occupation until the beginning of the 18th century.

The castle was probably erected around 1370 when James Douglas was confirmed by the king as owner.

Morton Castle Facts

Morton Castle is owned by Historic Scotland and is open for visit, daylight hours. It is located on the Morton Loch, about 8 minute N-E from Carronbridge.

Morton Castle Map&Location

Approximate Geographic Coordinates: 55.274080, -3.747711. Get help with directions using the map provided bellow:

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Morton Castle Photos

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Morton Castle reflection
Morton Castle grounds
Morton Castle courtyard
Morton Castle ruins
Eastern End of Morton Loch
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