Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle, built on a grand scale in the late 1200s, frequently passed back and forth between English and Scottish hands.

Bothwell Castle

About Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle Castle Avenue, Uddingston G71 8BL
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Explore a castle hotly fought over during the Wars of Independence with England. Bothwell Castle, built on a grand scale in the late 1200s, frequently passed back and forth between English and Scottish hands.

Such hostility – in particular Edward I’s great siege of 1301 – meant the castle was never completed to its original plan. Yet, with its imposing donjon, it’s one of Scotland’s most impressive medieval strongholds standing today.

Image Credit: Historic Environment Scotland

Upcoming Events at Bothwell Castle

A Douglas! A Douglas!

A Douglas! A Douglas!

24th June 2018
Meet the 4th Earl of Douglas, Sir Archibald, and find out what life was like at Bothwell Castle during the 1400s!
Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love’s Labour’s Lost

21st July 2018
Enjoy an open-air performance at Bothwell Castle of one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies Love’s Labour’s Lost by Folksy Theatre!

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