Caerlaverock Castle Quest 4+

Historic Environment Scotland

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 68 Ratings
    • Free



In this augmented reality game, meet the household of Caerlaverock Castle after the siege of 1300 as you explore the castle and grounds in person.

Meet the characters of the Caerlaverock Castle household and discover how they lived in 1312, as you bring them to life with our Castle Quest augmented reality (AR) game.

Follow the 3D GPS map to find the virtual staff members of the castle household as they gather to celebrate the homecoming of Sir Eustace Maxwell and his wife Lady Agnes.
• hear stories from 11 members of the castle household
• collect a piece of flag from each character you meet
• piece together your flag to complete your challenge

Each character you meet, from our resident cook to a monk from neighbouring Sweetheart Abbey, will share a pieces of the Maxwell flag which had been torn up following the siege. Can you collect them all and piece them together?

But beware, one member of the household is a traitor. Can work out who they are as you collect your pieces of flag? All will be revealed at the end!

Use the 3D GPS map to find the characters around the castle and grounds. When you reach a trigger post, tap the AR button, then point your phone at the central image on the panel to see a character appear.

Remember to ask for a piece of flag (codeword: handkerchief) as you meet each character!

• be aware of your surroundings as you use the app
• don’t look at the map or characters while walking up or down steps, or on uneven ground
• children using the app should be accompanied by an adult
• charge your device before your visit so you can enjoy this app fully

A wide moat, twin-towered gatehouse and lofty battlements make Caerlaverock the epitome of the medieval stronghold. It was once the chief seat of the Maxwells, one of the noble families of the south of Scotland.

The Maxwells repaired and updated Caerlaverock over the years, but it was besieged and captured multiple times throughout the Wars of Independence with England. After the siege in 1640, the castle was stripped of valuable fixtures and fittings - Caerlaverock has never been used as a place of defence since.

This app was developed by Jam Creative Studios for Historic Environment Scotland and is available for free with no in-app purchases.

We're always looking for feedback so please send any ideas on how we can improve the app to Want to show how much you love Caerlaverock Castle Quest? Rate us in the app store.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

IronViper ,

A wonderful way to bring the castle to life

We loved Caerlaverock castle, it’s beautiful setting and interesting history. The app is a fabulous way to ensure you get to see as much of the castle as possible and to ensure you don’t miss anything. Fabulous!!

JP21-7 ,

A fun way to learn the history of the castle

Fun way to add interest to the visit. Hildren enjoyed searching for the augmented reality characters and each gave an insight to the history of the castle.

Developer Response ,

Huge thanks for your 5-star feedback. We're delighted that you and the family enjoyed it! We hope to see you all again soon.

Long standing member ,

Caerlaverock App

Excellent app for old and young alike. Certainly gets you looking around the castle and keeps your interest. Should roll this out in all venues. Superb fun.

Developer Response ,

Massive thanks to you and your continued support! We will pass your positive feedback and recommendation onto the team to see what they can do in the future. We look forward to seeing you again.

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