Threave Castle and a wee boat reflecting in River Dee and its jetty leading towards the ruin

Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Threave Castle, was built in 1369 by Sir Archibald Douglas or as he also was known: 3rd Earl of Galloway, Lord of Galloway. He was known to the English as Archibald the Grim due to “his terrifying appearance when in battle”.

The castle is situated on an island in the River Dee, Dumfries and Galloway. The castle was the stronghold for the Black Douglases, who were loyal to King Robert Bruce.

Tags: threave castle, fortification, tower, medieval, river dee, clan douglas, black douglases, dumfries and galloway, scotland

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