Galdenoch Castle

[Galdenoch Castle]

The unloved ruin of Galdenoch Castle is found on the northern arm of the Rhins of Galloway peninsula, a few miles west of the village of Leswalt. This L-plan tower house dates to 1547, as evidenced by a plaque on the eastern side, and still nearly stands to its original height. Now here's the catch: the last part of the drive to it is along an excruciatingly sharp, stony track with a worryingly high camber. Worth it? Just about, though if you end up with a puncture you might disagree.

[South side and tower corbelling]

Name: Galdenoch Castle ★☆☆☆☆
Location: End of track to Meikle Galdenoch, off B738 3 miles west of Leswalt, G.R.: NW 974632 ///playing parsnips dividing
Open: Always (exterior only)
Cost: Free
Anything else? The last half-mile to the castle is along a rough track with sharp stones and quite a high camber - not recommended for vehicles with low ground clearance.

[West wall]

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