Craignethan Castle
Blackwood, Lesmahagow, Crossford ML11 9PL Route Planner
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Attractive house with a double courtyard that stands on a promontory with three abrupt slopes. The vulnerable side is defended by a moat and an exterior courtyard. Built between 1530 and 1540, the castle was built to resist artillery. The dry moat separating the two courtyards contains a vaulted passage that is rarely found in fortresses. A 1.5 m thick courtyard wall used to stand in the moat.


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