Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building

Built by Sir James Hamilton of Finnart and dating from around 1530, Craignethan castle was the last great private stronghold built in Scotland. Located by the River Nethan just 4.5 miles north west of the town of Lanark in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Hamilton was executed by James V in 1540 and the castle was eventually taken over by his half brother, James, the second Earl of Arran. Mary Queen of Scots was sheltered in the castle for a short time after her abdication and prior to her defeat at Langside on 13 May 1568.

The castle was destroyed in 1579 to ensure it could never be used against the crown again.

Craignethan Castle is an Historic Scotland, Category A listed building. Ref 7677.


Featured in : Creative, Talented & Unknown : 16 Aug 14

Related shots can be found at: Lanarkshire or Lowland Scotland.

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  • Rae Tucker
    Rae Tucker3 months ago


  • Thank you kindly Rae …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Fara
    Fara3 months ago

    What a fascinating piece of history Tom………………………wonderful image…………………….quite superb………………………….x

  • Thank you so much dear Joyce …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Shulie1
    Shulie13 months ago

    Beautiful shot, Tom and a wonderful history

  • Thank you kindly Stephanie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Keala
    Keala3 months ago

    This is stunning Tom!

  • Thank you so much Leigh …

    – Tom Gomez

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHill3 months ago

    hmmmm….. I bet that with a little elbow grease, some curtains, fresh coat of paint…. could be ready for me to move in!!! ;-D Another great one, Sir Tom!
    >blows kisses<


  • Absolutely, it would be a fantastic place to live, the closest habitat is the hamlet of Tillietudlem

    – Tom Gomez

  • McGaffus
    McGaffus3 months ago

  • Very much appreciated, thank you …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lake3 months ago

    Exceptional capture and post editing Tom.

  • Thank you kindly Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-D3 months ago

    Great shot of this historic scene. Fascinating story too.

  • Thank you Kasia, it is a lovely little castle …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Fagan2 months ago

    lovely work Tom

  • Thank you Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

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