Church and castle
To access Crichton Castle, we park our car adjacent the old church in the village. It is a church that has a common past with the castle, but it is in much better shape as it has been used continually in comparison with the castle. In medieval times, churches, monasteries and other similar sites used to be located next to the castle as a protective measure. This church is situated on a hill, on the way to the castle and surrounded by flowering trees on one side and on the other side there is a cemetery, all of which is properly fenced in since its last restoration in the early twentieth century.