Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle is a great medieval fortress. For 400 years it stood at the edge of the Solway Firth on the southernmost edge of its Scottish Kingdom. It has a unique shape; it is an equilateral triangle with its apex at the huge northern gatehouse. The land was granted to Sir John De Maccuswell (or Maxwell), Chamberlain of Scotland in 1220. The castle has been held by both the Scottish and the English at various points in its history. The building you see today was rebuilt from 1300-1400 after many years of war between the two countries.
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