Closeburn CastleCloseburn Castle
The Castle was and is now owned by the Kirkpatrick family, who were granted the lands of Closeburn in 1232. The tower house of the Castle was probably built in the late 14th century, although some sources give a date as early as 1180. Sir Roger Kirkpatrick was with Robert the Bruce at Dumfries in 1306. Closeburn Castle is a tower house, and is one of the oldest continually inhabited houses in Scotland.
The castle is 1km east of the village of Trigony, unfortunately it is not open to the public, but there is a lovely walk from the hotel that takes you past Closeburn, and through the village. This is a great walk for Dog owners and will get the circulation going. The walk is a lovely 6 mile round trip that takes in some lovely views of the local scenery and gives you a good appetite before returning for tea at Trigony.