Castles monuments in Glasgow & Lanarkshire
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in Glasgow & Lanarkshire

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in Glasgow & Lanarkshire...

Glasgow & Lanarkshire Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

Dumbarton Castle

Tel: 01389 732167
Web: Historic Scotland

Dumbarton Castle - Photo copyright Historic Scotland


Located south of the town of Dumbarton, the 240ft high twin volcanic plugs of Dumbarton Rock, with the River Clyde on one side and the River Leven curling round on two others, must surely be one of the most ideal natural locations for a fortress. Archaeological evidence suggests that this was the site of a settlement as early as the 4th century.

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Bothwell Castle

At Bothwell, but approached from Uddingston, Strathclyde, off M74/A725 near Glasgow
Tel: 01698 816894

Largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland; part of the original circular deep survives; much of castle dates from 14th and 15th centuries.

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Craignethan Castle

Off A72, 5 ½ miles (8.9km) northwest of Lanark, Strathclyde
Tel: 01555 860364

Picturesque setting. Oldest part is 16th century tower house; stone vaulted artillery chamber.

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Newark Castle

In Port Glasgow, Strathclyde on the A8
Tel: 01475 741858

This 15th Century castle is mainly associated with Patrick Maxwell. His achievements in elegantly extending Newark are diminished by his notoriety for murdering two neighbours and beating his wife of 44 years and mother of his 16 children. The castle offers excellent views over Firth of Clyde.

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