Craignethan Castle

Craignethan Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Crossford, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Built: 16th century.
Condition: Ruin.
Ownership / Access: Historic Scotland.
Opening Times: Check their website for more info.
Price of Admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Craignethan Castle is a ruined castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located above the River Nethan, a tributary of the River Clyde, at NS816464. The castle is two miles west of the village of Crossford, and 4.5 miles north-west of Lanark. Built in the first half of the 16th century, Craignethan is recognised as an excellent early example of a sophisticated artillery fortification, although its defences were never fully tested. The castle is notable as the last purpose-built fortress to be constructed in Scotland.

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Craignethan Castle Links:

Craignethan Castle On Wikipedia
Craignethan Castle � site information from Historic Scotland
Craignethan Castle - Gazetteer for Scotland

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