Closeburn Castle


Closeburn Castle is listed as 14th Century but all suggest it was built in the 12th Century if not earlier.
It is a Norman Stone Keep, most probably from William the Conqueror times. This magnificient builiding still has its original iron gate or yett, only 37 of them still on place in the whole UK (just 5 older thaan 12th Century). It has all typical features from a defense tower, with clockwise spiral staircases and stone walls from 10 feet in the dungeons to 6 feet in the top floor.
On your arrival, or any other arranged time and date, you will have a tour around the property and learn every detail not just about the builiding but about all the characters related to it, from Roger Kirkpatrick "I Mak Siccar" that was the key for Robert The Bruce to become King of Scots in 1306 to Robert Burns. Robbie Burns was a friend of the family and a frequent visitor to the Castle. Also you might meet our ghosts during your time here... but I am afraid this cannot be arranged!


The property has 3 bedrooms.
In the second floor you can find The O´Donnell Room, with twin beds and en-suite showerroom, and The Empress Room, with twin beds and en-suite bathroom.
In the third floor there is a suite, The Kirkpatrick Suite, with a magnificient double bed, en-suite bathroom and a private sitting area, where there are 2 sofas that could be turned into beds for 2 extra people.


The entrance to the tower is in the ground floor, where you will find a small entrance hall and the stairs to access to the building. At the top of the stairs is the kitchen, it is a small kitchen but it has all the basic appliances you might need for your holidays. The first floor has a dinning-hall and the and the spiral staircase that gives access to the other floors.


Closeburn Castle is placed in the middle of the most enchanted Scottish countryside, surrounded by nature and animals. Walking around you will see pheasants, partridges, roe deers, rabbits and birds of pray, also geese, ducks and herons are frequent visitors in summer. The owners on the property live in the ground floor and at the back of the property, with ponies, dogs, cats, geese and chickens, so it may not be the property with the most privacy but I promise you will have intimacy and we will try our best to make your time here unforgettable!


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Cooking hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Cot/ Travel cot
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Smoke Detectors
  • DVD player
  • TV
  • Board games / puzzles
  • Internet access
  • Wifi
  • Main door / Private entrance
  • BBQ
  • Shared garden
  • Garden dining furniture
  • Personal meet & greet available
  • Free parking
  • Central heating
  • En-suite bedroom(s) 3
  • Pets not allowed
  • Bathroom(s) 3
  • Countryside views

Great for

  • Adventure
  • Business
  • Countryside
  • Family
  • Secluded
  • Romantic


Unfortunately the nature of this building makes it inappropriate for people with physical disabilities.


  • No parties
  • No smoking

Floor plans

Closeburn Castle

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Price range

£120 - £670 Nightly



Following the A76 turn into Loch Etrick/Ae just after Closeburn Village (travellling from North) or after Kirkpatrick/Park junction (travelling from Dumfries). Go over the bridge, you leave on your left side a house and a small road and then you will find the entrance to the castle. A big stone wall with a black iron fence and gates will take you to your destination, leave the South Lodge at your right and follow the road up to the castle.


  • Free parking (outdoor)

You have plenty of space to park in front of the tower, it is not allowed to park or drive to the back of the property as this is part of the private area.


  • Garden
  • Landmark
  • Panoramic

Closeburn Castle is placed in the middle of the mistic Scottish countryside, just a few houses spread around us, none at sight, just beautiful lands and hills as far as your sight can look.

  • Horse riding
  • Swimming (Indoor)
  • Swimming (Outdoor)
  • Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Cycle hire
  • Cycle paths
  • Golf
  • Miniature Golf
  • Hiking
  • Squash court(s)
  • Fishing
  • Shops
  • Supermarket
  • Bar / Pub
  • Restaurants
  • Café
  • Museum
  • Theatre
  • Public wireless internet
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Beach