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Bothwell Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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This pink coloured ruin is attractively located above a bend of the River Clyde. It was intended be a large pentagonal court with a huge circular keep and four other towers and a twin-towered gatehouse but was left incomplete when the Wars of Independence began. Half the keep was destroyed in the 1330s to prevent the English from occupying it. Later on the Douglas family completed the building with a small rectangular court with a hall block at the far end from the roughly patched up keep, the top of which is accessible.

Written by  Mike Salter.

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What is the best way to get to Bothwell Castle from Glasgow?

Im a college student traveling there a bus or train? ...Also when would the castle be open to visitors?

Thank you.

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Until the end of March it's open from 9:30 until 4:30 - closed Thursdays and Fridays - but when the weather gets better it's open until 5:30 every day of the week.

Try Bus routes 255 or 256 then walk.

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