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Craignethan Castle

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AS Craignethan

My first visit in over 30 years despite living in the same area for most of my life. I have to say... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Strathaven, United Kingdom
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School project

Went here to find out about our nearest castle. It was really good here, lots to see, but dont... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Blackwood, United Kingdom
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“car park”(7 reviews)
“clyde valley”(4 reviews)
139 Southfield Road, Lesmahagow ML11 9PL, Scotland
+44 1555 860364
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Since Sunday was going to be warm and nice, we decided to go a bit west and visit this castle as it has a gorge attached. We got a pleasant welcome from the caretaker, the shop is nice and the toilets well maintained. This castle...More

Thank SMMourie
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

My first visit in over 30 years despite living in the same area for most of my life. I have to say very pleasantly surprised with the castle and facilities on a sunny day which this is it's a great place to visit with space...More

Thank 44AlanS
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Walked here from Crossford. Great views of the castle through the trees. The castle itself is amazing, tunnels, a really unusual defensive caponier (castle nerd alert) and really worth visiting. Didn’t drive but a large carpark available. This is in my top 10 Scottish castles...More

1  Thank Dave A
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Fantastic castle in the Clyde valley Half way down steep hill on a bike or almost impossibly half way up One of the most hated places in all of The Central belt

1  Thank longtrainglasgow
Reviewed 28 September 2017

After walking through the lovely Nethan Gorge in order to reach the castle, I was hugely disappointed to be told by the attendant that I couldn't sit on their bench seat to catch my breath unless I paid the entrance fee to the castle. Not...More

2  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Although previous contributors have stated that this castle is situated in a remote location (Isn't that where castles are supposed to be?) it is well worth finding. Although now a ruin, a talk with the guide at the entrance will give enough info for you...More

1  Thank johnkfenwick
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Went here to find out about our nearest castle. It was really good here, lots to see, but dont expect to spend full day here. Enough for a couple of hours. And you have to pay to et in, also a wee shop too

1  Thank chunkyweemidgie
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Stunning castle hidden away in such beautiful location, off the beaten track, but well worth a visit.

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Good size car park and short walk to impressive looking castle, with helpful guide. Castle has an interesting history and provided lots of nooks and crannies to explore, good number of plaques giving information and grassed courtyard area where the dog enjoyed the chance to...More

1  Thank scusi14
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Craignethan Castle ruins is worth a short visit if in the area. Inexpensive entrance fee and i would say no more than an hour to explore. Wouldn't travel a long distance to visit this castle ruin Probably 3.5 stars......

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Susan P
3 January 2018|
Response from chunkyweemidgie | Reviewed this property |
Hiya Yes i think so. If you contact South Lanarkshire Council, they will he able to advise. Thanks