Location: Cruggleton, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway,, Scotland.
Built: 12th century.
Ownership / Access: Private.
Opening Times: Check their website for more info.
Price of Admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Cruggleton Castle known in ancient times as "The Black Rock of Cree" is a ruined castle in Sorbie Parish, Sorbie (previously Cruggletoun Parish), the Machars, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It was also known as Strogilton and Srogiltona in a charter to Gilberto Kenedy, son and heir of Johannes Kenedy, in Register of the Great Seal of Scotland. Vol.I. AD1306-1424. p. 71 no.223, 2 January, year reign David II tricesimo sexto.Today the outward remains consist of a narrow section of barrel vaulting in what was the tower (known locally as 'The Arch' and clearly visible from the B7063 Garlieston-Isle of Whithorn road) and several sections of curtain wall, mostly overgrown. The motte is still clearly visible, as is the bailey ditch about 50 metres from the structure itself. Cruggleton Castle is accessible along a coastal path from the gardens of nearby Galloway House.
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