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Auldton Mote
NT 094-058 Dumfriesshire Scotland

Auldton MoteAuldton Mote is a medieval earthwork motte and bailey fortress, which has been damaged by the digging of antiquarian trenches. The motte with its oval summit, is encased by a ditch and a counterscarp bank but with its dense cover of trees, is best viewed in winter. The raised rectangular bailey, is partly encased by a bank and ditch and the castle may have originally been defended by marshland. A gap in the rampart on the north-west side of the bailey, is possibly the position of the original entrance. Half a mile south-east is Frenchland Tower and 2 miles south-west is Lochhouse Tower.


Street Map

Auldton Mote is located north-east of Moffat, off Well Road. 22 miles north-east of Dumfries on the A701.

The site is visible from the road.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Auldton Mote pictures and large castle map
Auldton Mote Picture 1Auldton Mote Picture 2Castle Map of the Area

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