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Treasure hunt at Castle

I visited the castle alone a couple of years ago and wrote a detailed review at that time. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Biggar, United Kingdom
Great "off the beaten track" ruin to explore.

Arrived on a sunny afternoon in early September, almost empty of other visitors. Very pleasant... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Laurence E
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“clyde valley”(5 reviews)
139 Southfield Road, Lesmahagow ML11 9PL, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the castle alone a couple of years ago and wrote a detailed review at that time. This time around I was accompanied by my granddaughter (for a treasure hunt) and my wife who was able to experience driving the twisting, hilly approach road...More

Thank Rantinrover
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Arrived on a sunny afternoon in early September, almost empty of other visitors. Very pleasant staff. The castle and grounds are well kept, with a car park not too far away, if a little steep on return for some travellers. Some unique features, and several...More

Thank Laurence E
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The long single track road to get there & the roads from the motorway onwards make this castle feel like it is in the middle of nowhere but it is actually super handy to get too. When I was driving into the castle carpark I...More

Thank _F0rever_Wanderlust_
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Decided to visit this castle on our way south from Glasgow. Easy to find, but you wonder where it is, as it is in a hollow and not on top of a hill, so don't worry if you think you can't see it from a...More

1  Thank janeyShropshire
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Found Craignethan Castle on the way back to England. It took some finding mind. Well worth the journey. From the carpark it doesn't seem that big but get inside and you will be impressed.

Thank P9500KIstevec
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Craignethan castle with 3 year old grand daughter. Followed signs and ended up at this little gem of a attraction. The views from car park were great. Then we entered shop for entry and was welcomed by a man ( I think his name...More

1  Thank Jaf48
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I didn't expect an awful lot from a castle that had only been functional for about 50 odd years and was now a ruin, but was delighted by what we found. When you come to Scotland you think of Edinburgh and Stirling castles, as being...More

Thank grizz3064
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 davea540
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Susan P
4 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