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Beautiful and fascinating castle!

We visited Bothwell Castle on Saturday afternoon. On arrival we were told they would not be... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
Brenda C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Bit underwhelming

Maybe because parts are closed off for repairs, but a bit disappointing. Reckon you can see it all... read more

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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...more
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Bothwell Castle Castle Avenue, Uddingston G71 8BL, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe because parts are closed off for repairs, but a bit disappointing. Reckon you can see it all in 15 minutes. It has an interesting history but not really worth the detour.

Thank 5cruffy
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We went after hours and there wasn't much to see. This was a castle you have to pay to get in to, so I am glad we just went when it was closed. We walked around the outside, and then left.

1  Thank 77_vette_girl_000
Reviewed July 9, 2018

What battles have been fought here, if only the ground and walls could speak! Besieged 6 times in its history. Very important in Scottish history. On the banks of the Clyde, very scenic ruins. We visited on a 28 degree day and it was glorious....More

1  Thank Lynn C
Reviewed June 28, 2018

We saw Bothwell one the last day of our vacation. Two weeks of touring Castles, churches, cathedrals and abbeys. Perhaps if it had been on the first day we would have been more impressed. While it does have some interesting architectural features, it was not...More

2  Thank beachbums_ceo
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Beautiful castle. Great for dog walks etc. Lovely forest walks along the Clyde. Close to golf club? Looks different every time you see it, winter summer etc.

Thank Clare W
Reviewed February 26, 2018

We visited Bothwell Castle on Saturday afternoon. On arrival we were told they would not be charging admission as quite a bit of the castle is currently fenced off for restoration works. This was fair enough, but I bought a wee guide book anyway for...More

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Walk here twice a week such a lovely setting and a beautiful walk along the Clyde Is easy to get to and is signposted Not much to do when you are here apart from relax and enjoy

Thank Lindseyfb67
Reviewed December 18, 2017

We got there too late in the day as they were just closing the gate to the castle. We couldn't explore the interior but the exterior is exceptionally photogenic. The castle sits in a well manicured park-like setting. The red stone of the castle against...More

Thank Hankfiji
Reviewed December 2, 2017

My cousin's husband took me there and it was very interesting!! Steeped in history, great staff and you should not miss this if you are in the area!!

Thank Bobby31225
Reviewed November 3, 2017

This ruin sits in a nice park like setting and is beautiful to photograph. The colors were striking and made a nice contrast with the green grass. As always, would have loved more time to explore!

Thank sgphoto
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Alison M
February 27, 2018|
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Response from JanandDavid | Reviewed this property |
There is a station in Bothwell which is about a mile away from the castle. Think trains are fairly regular.
Susan P
January 3, 2018|
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Response from Bobby31225 | Reviewed this property |
You might check with the Castle where you buy the tickets. I think they would be able to answer that.
May 8, 2017|
Response from Thomas M | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid this site does not have a café only a small shop/ticket office that sells refreshments including coffee and soft drinks as well as various other items.