Mote of Troqueer Dumfries
NX 974-748 Kirkcudbrightshire Scotland
Mote of Troqueer is a 12th century mutilated earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by Alan filius Roland, constable of Scotland. Held by Durand filius Christin, in the early 13th century, the castle is one of three that stand against the banks of River Nith, in or near to Dumfries. Now standing in the outskirts of the town, part the flat-topped motte and position of the bailey have been lost to the suburbs. The two other castles that were built to defend the town, are Dumfries Castle which is sited on the opposite bank and Kirkhill Mote, which stands on the western bank, two miles to the north. 6 miles south is Kirkconnel House and 10 miles south-west is Drumcoltran Tower.