Threave Castle

Threave Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Built: 14th century.
Condition: Ruined.
Ownership / Access: Historic Scotland.
Opening Times: Check their website for more info.
Price of Admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Threave (or Thrieve, or Treve) Castle is situated on an island in the River Dee, 2.5 km (1.5miles) west of Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. It was the home of 'Black' Douglas Earls of Douglas from the late 14th century until their fall in 1455. The island was probably inhabited from the 6th century, and the name is most likely derived from the Old Welsh Tref, meaning homestead. It is possible that Fergus of Galloway built a timber castle on the island after 1000, but it was burned in 1308 by Edward Bruce.

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Threave Castle Links:

Threave Castle On Wikipedia
Threave Castle � site information from Historic Scotland
Gazetteer for Scotland

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