Ancient Castles in Lanarkshire


The county of Lanarkshire is split into North and South and surrounded by many counties - Stirling, Falkirk, West Lothian, Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire and Glasgow. The county is probably most famous for The New Lanark World Heritage Site which was built in 1785 by David Dale, a Scottish industrialist, to take advantage of the water power of the Falls of Clyde, to spin cotton much of which is commemorated at Summerlee Heritage Park.

  • Private House Stays has identified four Ancient castles within the Lanarkshire area that are worth visiting. It is worth noting that even the ruined castles are often in very atmospheric locations and are often free to visit. In addition to those linked below, there is Crawford Castle and Strathaven Castle.

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