A suburb of Dumfries, Castledykes is located on the outside of a meander of the River Nith, a mile (1.7 km) south southeast of the town centre and a half-mile (1 km) north of Kingholm Quay, in Dumfries and Galloway. This was the location of Dumfries Castle, built in the early 12th C. to guard a key crossing point over the River Nith. The remains of this motte-and-bailey structure can be seen within Castledykes Park. The Kirkpatrick MacMillan Bridge has crossed the Nith here since 2006, at a point known as Castledykes Pool.

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