Caerlaverock Castle: heritage tea with a view


Caerlaverock Castle © David Gill

One of the (nearly) essential things in any heritage visit is finding a welcome cup of tea and cake. Historic Scotland (HES) need to be congratulated on their excellent tea (tea bags are hand-filled — I watched it happen) and delicious cakes at Caerlaverock Castle. Note the cup with saucer: no paper cups with plastic lids. And could you find a better view to relax and enjoy one of Scotland’s most magnificent castles? (My top 10 HS sites can be found here).

I have had tea at Caerlaverock before but there was something familiar about the presentation and style. The tea shop is now run by Benugo who also look after catering at the British Museum as well as other outlets for Historic Scotland.

Of course the tea was even better with the discount from my Historic Scotland membership card.

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