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Dumfries & Galloway

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Historical Sites

 Historical sites & Monuments 


As well as the history that surrounds Lochinvar, there are a number of interesting historical sites in the area.

Corse Glass School  - pleasant walk heading right out the drive will take you to the old school ruin. In the early 1880's fifteen pupils, children of the local sheep farming community, attended this small rural school. It was forced to close in 1929 following the decline of the sheep farming.

Bruce's StoneNew Galloway, 15 min drive from Lochinvar. A massive granite stone at the top of a hill which commemorates Robert the Bruce's first victory over the English army in 1307. This is also the starting point for a climb up the Merrick. (2764ft), the highest mountain in southern scotland.

Murray's Monument - Newton Stuart, 40 min drive from Lochinvar. A steep climb takes you up to the monument & magnificent views.

Cairnholy - Gatehouse of Fleet, 50 min drive from Lochinvar. Dating back to 2000BC, these neolithic burial chambered cairns boast magnificent views across wigtown bay.

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Lochinvar has its own history and is referenced in Sir Walter Scots Epic Poem ' Marmion' (1808)

The Loch originally had an island with a castle on it which was seat to the Gordon Family. In the drier summer months it is possible to see the remains of the island peaking above the water level.

In the 20th Century the loch was dammed to form a reservoir raising the water level and submerging the island and castle ruins. As a memorial to the castle, there is a small cairn on the right side of the road heading toward Dalry opposite the route to the dam.

'Young Lochinvar' is a key character in Walter Scott's epic poem 'marmion' (1808). The tale is in reference to the historical Sir William Gordon of Lochinvar, 15th Century Laird of Lochinvar.

Castles, Museums & Galleries


There are a number of interesting Castle and ruins in Dumfries & Galloway. Even Lochinvar had its own castle at one time!

Drumlanrig Castle - Thornhill, 40 Min drive from Lochinvar. 40 acres of maintained gardens and activities for all the family. Great mountain biking too!

Threave Castle - Castle Douglas, 30 min drive from Lochinvar. Situated in the middle of the River Dee, the castle is only accessible by boat.

MacLellan's Castle - Kirkudbright. The ruins of a 16th century family home.

Caerlaverock Castle - Glencaple, 1 hour drive from Lochinvar. A ruin of a medieval fortress. After exploring the castle, there is a tea room and a castle themed adventure park to entrain the little ones. 

Cardoness Castle - Gate House of Fleet, 50 min drive from Lochinvar. A well preserved ruin of a scottish town house castle. There is also an exhibition and scale model.