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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.


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  • Fara
    Fara4 months ago

    Again Tom, a wonderful image………………..I love the format………………..makes one want to be there…………….so peaceful………………………………..x

  • Thank you dear Joyce, it is a very nice little castle …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Keala
    Keala4 months ago

    Excellent shot Tom!

  • Thank you so much …

    – Tom Gomez

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHill4 months ago

    Very coolness!!!! Is that water in the left foreground and through the gate?? I think I am in love with Tillietudlem – - – I mean just the name alone!!!!!! ;-D
    >blows kisses<


  • No water as such, but there had just been a shower, pleased you like it. Have your read Old Mortality? It is considered one of Sir Walter Scott’s best novels. In it you will find the origin of Tillietudlem …

    – Tom Gomez

  • walstraasart
    walstraasart4 months ago

    A very interesting excellt photograph Tom

  • Very much appreciated Thea, thank you …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Shulie1
    Shulie14 months ago

    Marvellous brickwork and a fantastic shot, Tom – It looks as if it once had a moat.

  • Thank you Stephanie, not a moat, but a wide ditch with a caponier at the bottom of it. There are very few examples of caponiers in Scotland, only 3 are known and this is a very early one …

    – Tom Gomez

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHill4 months ago

    I have not read it but I will now! ;-D Thank you!!!
    >blows kisses<


  • ;o)

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Peters4 months ago

    Featured on 08.17.2014..

  • Very much appreciated Lori, thank you …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...4 months ago


    3 days left to enter our challenges!! Remember your work need to be already in the group – Fences, Old and New and Beautiful Birds

  • Very kind Vicki, thank you …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lake4 months ago

    Excellent capture and textures Tom.

  • Thank you so much Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...4 months ago

    fantastic picture Tom, love it!

  • Thank you Charmiene …

    – Tom Gomez

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