For over four hundred years Caerlaverock Castle stood guard over
the Solway Firth and as a sentry to Scotland. The battlements of the castle give a marvelous view over the Solway Firth and the
distant Lakeland Fells and its proximity to England brought the castle into frequent conflict throughout its existence. The final
siege came during the Civil War in 1640 and when the Royalist garrison surrendered to the Covenants, the castle's active life came to
an end. The rich red stone of this triangular fortress is peaceful now, but if those stones could talk they would tell of knights and
sieges, lords and lieges, courts and kings ...