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Rockhall Mote
NY 055-766 Dumfriesshire Scotland

Rockhall MoteRockhall Mote is a 12th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by the Kirkpatricks. Standing on the west end of a high ridge, the large motte is encased by a rock-cut ditch and the remnants of a counterscarp bank. To the north-east is a small bailey, with the remains of its ditch on the north and east sides. The castle is the predecessor of Rockhall, which is sited a short distance to the south. 2 miles north-west is Torthorwald Castle.


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Rockhall Mote is located north of Rockhallhead, off the A75. 6 miles east of Dumfries, on the A75.

The site is freely accessible from a northern footpath.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

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

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