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Bothwell Castle

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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 27 February 2018
Brenda C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Better from the inside

From the outside Bothwell Castle doesn't seem that inspiring. Its slightly better inside . Being a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank KCub28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Scaffolding outside for many months with n sign of restoration. To pay admission is understandable but not for a 10 min visit as was nothing to see that you can't from the entrance.

1  Thank Johnward_62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 31 July 2018 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.

1  Thank 5cruffy
Reviewed 15 July 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.

2  Thank 77_vette_girl_000
Reviewed 10 July 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 29 June 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 26 May 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 27 February 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 10 February 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
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Alison M
27 February 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
4 January 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.
9 May 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.