Craignethan Castle to open to the public again

Re-opening its doors...Craignethan Castle
Re-opening its doors...Craignethan Castle

ONE of Clydesdale’s most well-known historical sites will re-open its doors this Wednesday.

Craignethan Castle is one of over 30 Historic Scotland properties across Scotland that will be reopening to the public after the winter months.

Dating from around 1530, the castle is an important early artillery fortification with a caponier - a stone vaulted artillery chamber, which is rare in the UK.

Across the country, Historic Scotland’s seasonal staff are back at their posts and ready to welcome visitors, from Kisimul Castle in the Western Isles, known as the ‘Castle on the Sea’, to Smailholm Tower in the Borders.

Susan Loch, Head of Visitor Operations and Community Engagement at Historic Scotland said: “Our seasonal sites include castles, abbeys, churches and museums and it’s always exciting when they reopen after the long winter months.

“With longer days and warmer weather, spring is the perfect time to explore properties such as Craignethan Castle and take advantage of the truly stunning sites we have across Scotland.

“No matter where you are in Scotland, history is never too far away.”