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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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Went to see the castle. Nothing overly exciting and couldn’t get inside due to “unforeseen circumstances” which weren’t noted anywhere on the website. Another castle off the list but could be more to do. Ground around it are lovely though.
From the outside Bothwell Castle doesn't seem that inspiring. Its slightly better inside .
Being a member of English Heritage you get free admission, so what's the harm.
There was a couple having their wedding photos taken outside the castle when we arrived.
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
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
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