Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday 27 June Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries
Shortly after we entered Scotland and headed for Dumfries. Being situated near the border of England and Scotland, Caerlaverock Castle was to bear the both the English and Scottish forces over the years. Edward I on his first venture into Scotland successfully beseiged the fort with some 3000 men, assisted by trebuchets and mangonels brought by ship to the nearby coast. This fort has been repaired and rebuilt over the centuries and still has its moat. Much of the existing detail appears to be from the mid-1600s.