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Barr Castle
near Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire
Barr Castle
Barr Castle is located near the village of Lochwinnoch. The castle was a four storey tower house, with the main hall was on the first floor, accessed via a turnpike stair. The chambers were in the upper floors. The castle is now in ruins, and the... Read more >
Bothwell Castle
near Newton, Lanarkshire
Bothwell Castle
Bothwell Castle is a large medieval castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, about 10 miles south-east of Glasgow. It is built on a steep bank above the River Clyde, between Uddingston and Bothwell Construction began in the 13the century by the... Read more >
Cadzow Castle
near Hamilton, Lanarkshire
Cadzow Castle
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Castle Levan
Gourock, near Glasgow, Inverclyde
Castle Levan
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Craigend Castle
Near Mugdock, East Dunbartonshire
Craigend Castle
Craigend Castle is a ruined country house built as a Regency Gothic mansion, located to the north of Milngavie, in East Dunbartonshire, central Scotland. The grounds are now part of Mugdock Country Park. The stable block, located to the north of the... Read more >
Craignethan Castle
near Lanark, Lanarkshire
Craignethan Castle
Craignethan Castle is a ruined castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located on a bluff above the River Nethan two miles west of the village of Crossford, and 4.5 miles north-west of Lanark. Craignethan Castle was built in 1532 and was the... Read more >
Douglas Castle
near Douglas, South Lanarkshire
Douglas Castle
Douglas Castle. These ruins are also known as Castle Dangerous (after being immortalised in Sir Walter Scott's Novel of the same name) and lie in beautiful parkland east of Douglas. Most of the ruins were demolished because of Subsidence in the... Read more >
Duchal Castle
near Greenoch, Inverclyde
Duchal Castle
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Dumbarton Castle
Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire
Dumbarton Castle
Dumbarton Castle sits on a plug of volcanic basalt known as Dumbarton Rock and overlooks the town of Dumbarton. Most of the medieval castle has disappeared, and most structures remaining today are the fortifications of the seventeenth and eighteenth... Read more >
Gilbertfield Castle
near Dalton, Lanarkshire
Gilbertfield Castle
Gilbertfield Castle is a ruined early 17th century castle located on Dechmont Hill, outside Cambuslang in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The castle is now a ruin - the roof and one wall have collapsed. The corbelling of the north-west turret remains.... Read more >
Johnstone Castle
Johnstone, Renfrewshire
Johnstone Castle
The remains of Johnstone Castle stands within a housing estates south of Beith Road in Johnstone. This castle dated originally from around 1600. Most of the castle was demolished around 1960 - the tower is all that remains.. Read more >
Mugdock Castle
near Milngavie, Glasgow
Mugdock Castle
Mugdock Castle is located in Mugdock Country Park, just west of the village of Mugdock. The castle is within Stirling council area, although it is on the northern outskirts of Glasgow. The castle had four towers arranged around a courtyard, joined... Read more >
Newark Castle
Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire
Newark Castle
Newark Castle is a well-preserved castle sited on the south shore of the Firth of Clyde in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland. It was orignally a tower house to which a Scottish baronial style mansion was added. When the port became a shipbuilding... Read more >
Shieldhill Castle
Shieldhill, Lanarkshire
Shieldhill Castle
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Stanely Castle
near Paisley, Renfrewshire
Stanely Castle
Stanely Castle, to the west of Paisley, is still standing today, despite sitting in the middle of a reservoir. The exterior of this L-shaped keep is relatively intact - but the interior of the structure is now completely destroyed. It is situated on... Read more >