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Bothwell Castle


In a beautiful setting by the River Clyde, Bothwell is Scotland's largest and finest 13th century castle. Part of the original circular keep survives.

The castle owes its origins to Walter of Moray who acquired the Lordship of Bothwell in 1242 and, in a great display of feudal pride, set about creating a mighty fortified residence.

It featured prominently in siege after siege in the wars with England in the early 14th century and then passed to the Black Douglases who had to rebuild much of it. Following their overthrow in 1455 by James II, the castle reverted to the Crown.

This property is managed by Historic Scotland.

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Directions

At Uddingston, off the B7071

Bothwell Castle Postcode for SatNav: G71 8BL

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