Cardoness Castle is a well-preserved 15th-century tower house located southwest of Gatehouse of Fleet in the historic county of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. The MacCullochs of Myreton initially owned it. They abandoned the castle in the late 17th century after Sir Godfrey McCulloch was executed for the murder of a Clan Gordon neighbor. It is now under the care of Historic Environment Scotland and is a listed monument.
Visitors can admire the elegant tower house - a well-preserved example of a 15th-century Scottish nobleman's residence - and spot the beautiful features of the tower room, from the grand fireplace to the wall cabinet for the family silver.
The castle also offers the chance to shudder at the horror of the pit prison - one of the best surviving examples of a Scottish tower house castle. Climb the battlements and be rewarded with views across the Water of Fleet to the Solway Firth beyond.