Druchtag Motte is situated in Galloway southwest
Scotland, 24 miles southeast of Stranraer, 62 miles
southwest of Dumfries, by the small village of Mochrum,
2 miles north of Port William.
The Motte is free to visit, the postcode is for
Map / DG8 9LU .
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There is only room for one car to park by the
Motte. You can park in Mochrum and walk the few
hundred yards up to the Motte.
All that survives at Druchtag is the steep mound
and ditch with a rope to pull yourself up to the
There would have been a wall of pointed timber
around the top of the mound to serve as a secure
home. The building would probably have been the home
of a Galloway Lord.
Scotland’s earliest castles were mottes like this
one, common up to the 1200s. Stone castles were built
from the 1200s.
Mottes vary in size, some would have contained one
building, others with a number of buildings. They
often had buildings around them on lower ground, that
could have had pointed wooden fences around them as