Morton Castle History
Morton Castle stands on a headland above a
small loch at the foot of the Lowther Hills. It is a massive hall-type castle and much of the
work dates from the late 13th century.
A pathway leads to the entrance gateway, only one lower tower of
which survives, but the dressed stones where the drawbridge mechanism would have been
Morton Castle was the principal seat of the
Douglas Earls of Morton and seems to have remained in occupation until the beginning of the
The castle was probably erected around 1370 when James Douglas
was confirmed by the king as owner.
Morton Castle Facts
Morton Castle is owned by Historic
Scotland and is open for visit, daylight hours. It is located on the Morton
Loch, about 8 minute N-E from Carronbridge.
Morton Castle Map&Location
Approximate Geographic Coordinates: 55.274080, -3.747711. Get
help with directions using the map provided bellow:
Morton Castle in a larger map