Places to Visit

Scott’s life and stories have a rich association with many places across Scotland and further afield. Explore some of those sites on our interactive map.


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Caerlaverock Castle

With its moat, twin-towered gatehouse and imposing battlements, this awe-inspiring castle is thought to have featured in Sir Walter Scott’s novel Guy Mannering (1815). Although now ruined, Caerlaverock is still a substantial structure visitors can explore and home to a fascinating siege warfare exhibition complete with reconstructions of medieval siege engines.

Photograph ©VisitScotland / Damian Shields

Castle Road End, Dumfries DG1 4RU