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Craignethan Castle

139 Southfield Road, Lesmahagow ML11 9PL, Scotland
+44 1555 860364
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Fantastic hidden gem

Visited Craignethan castle with 3 year old grand daughter. Followed signs and ended up at this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jaf48
,
Strathaven, United Kingdom
via mobile
A wonderfully atmospheric Castle gem

I didn't expect an awful lot from a castle that had only been functional for about 50 odd years and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
grizz3064
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent33%
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  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
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“car park” (7 reviews)
“clyde valley” (4 reviews)
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139 Southfield Road, Lesmahagow ML11 9PL, Scotland
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"car park"
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"nooks and crannies"
in 3 reviews
"clyde valley"
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"perfect place for a picnic"
in 2 reviews
"off the beaten track"
in 2 reviews
"steep hill"
in 2 reviews
"sunny day"
in 2 reviews
"historic scotland members"
in 2 reviews
"sir walter scott"
in 2 reviews
"offensive"
in 6 reviews
"ruin"
in 12 reviews
"benches"
in 6 reviews
"shop"
in 7 reviews
"century"
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"trees"
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"ditch"
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"dog"
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

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

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