hoddom castle

Local Attractions

at Hoddom Castle Caravan Park
Activities
Broom Fisheries
Five fly only lochs, well stocked with rainbow, brown and golden trout ranging from 2lbs to in excess of 20lbs.
Visit Broom Fisheries or Broom Tackle Box - close to Hoddom Castle Caravan Park and offering all the fishing tackle equipment you could need.
Westlands
8 miles away this centre provides plenty of fun for the family.

Historical Interest
Caerlaverock Castle
One of Scotland's finest medieval fortresses. Interpretative displays, nature trail, café and play area.
King Robert The Bruces Cave
Secret cave in which Bruce was hidden for 3 months by William Irving
Lochmaben Castle
Ruined Castle on a promontory in Castle Loch. One time seat of Robert The Bruce's family.
Ruthwell Cross
Magnificent stone cross bears runic and Latin inscriptions. 680AD.
Sweetheart Abbey
Splendid remains of a late 13th and early 14th century Cistercian Abbey, founded by Lady Devorguilla, Lady of Galloway in memory of her husband John Balliol.
Threave Castle
Massive Tower on an Island in the River Dee, built by Archibald The Grim in the late 14th century and later the stronghold of the Black Douglas.
Carlyle's Birthplace, Ecclefechan
Birthplace of Thomas Carlyle the writer and historian, in 1795. Portraits, manuscripts etc.

Museums
David Coulthard museum, Twynholm
Memorabilia from his go-karting days, through to Formula 1. Cars, trophies, etc. Gift shop and tearoom.
Devils Porridge, Eastriggs
So called because of the explosive nature of the explosives, which were mixed by hand!! This is an Exhibition on the 'secret' history of the local Ordnance Factory.
Dumfries Aviation Museum
Fascinating collection of aircraft and associated memorabilia housed in a unique World War 2 control Tower.

Nature
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Caerlaverock
Throughout autumn, winter and spring, thousands of wild Geese and other birds can be seen from hides and observation towers. In summer, trails meander through flower meadows alive with wildlife.

Shopping
World Famous Blacksmith's Shop Centre
The Gretna Green story. Tartan & Tweed shop, arts centre, sculptures & restaurant.
Dumfries Town Centre
A short drive from the Caravan Park you will find the bustling town centre of Dumfries with both well known and local speciality shopping available.
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