Bothwell Castle

In a nutshell

The largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland, much fought over during the Wars of Independence. Part of the original circular keep survives.


Castle Avenue, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL

Contact details

Tel: 01698 816894

Activity type

Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, Schools and Groups, Teenagers

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Bothwell Castle details...

Explore a castle hotly fought over during the Wars of Independence with England. Bothwell Castle, built on a grand scale in the late 1200s, frequently passed back and forth between English and Scottish hands.

Admire Bothwell’s dramatic location by a winding curve in the River Clyde. Marvel at the 13th-century donjon, a circular keep tower that’s without parallel in Scotland.

Step inside the 14th-century chapel, an impressive remnant of the days of the Black Douglases. The adjacent semi-natural woodland is full of flowers in spring.

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