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“Historical and impressive”
Review of Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle
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Owner description: Bothwell Castle is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland, much fought over during the Wars of Independence. Located in a beautiful setting overlooking the River Clyde, part of the original circular keep of Bothwell Castle survives. Find out about medieval Scotland by exploring the 13th century prison tower and the 14th century great hall and chapel. Open all year. Winter closed Thurs and Fri
Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Historical and impressive”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is an impressive and huge castle ruin.

A friendly staff member gave us information that made our visit more enjoyable.

My grandchildren had a great time with the quiz sheet.

A wedding party was in progress that added a special touch to our visit.

Take a bit of time and absorb the history of this great ruin.

Visited August 2014
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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“Great day out and its free”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I was here on a very hot day. I had a great time Its free but, If you want to go and walk in side the castle let me let you its cost 4.50 and its not worth it. Just go and walk around the castle its self and take some photos like I did. There also a river there go down and see for your self. I spend in all 40 mins. There no shops there bring your own foods and drinks.

Visited July 2014
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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“Magnificent Ruin”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

Stunning red sandstone pile with an ancient and important history. Scaffolding, as seems to be Historic Scotland's trademark much in evidence on the closed main tower but enough remaining to afford a glimpse if it's former magnificence. Extremely photogenic and on a summer day looked grand. Nice wooded location and ample parking.

Visited July 2014
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Bothwell, Scotland
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165 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“Local Treasure”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This historic castle is tucked away in Lanarkshire and many people are probably unaware of it's existence.
It is a great place to visit yourself or with the kids or grand kids.
There are often events taking place at the castle so it's worth checking with Historic Scotland to see when these are on.

Visited June 2014
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Eldersburg, Maryland
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“Excellent Castle, Even Better Host”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

This castle was interesting in itself, but the host provided a most detailed and interesting history that helped bring it to life. The castle is along the Clyde, and built of red sandstone (direct from the river bank). It's history is one of the more interesting of the castles we toured, being very central to the Scottish Wars for Independence.

Visited May 2014
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