Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily except Thurs and Fri, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

 

Overview

Get a sweeping view of the city from the only surviving medieval castle in Glasgow.

Crookston Castle was built in the 1400s, but it’s set within earthworks dating back to the 1100s. The only surviving medieval castle in the City of Glasgow, it stands as a reminder of the area’s former rural character.

The castle’s layout is almost unique in Scotland. It comprises a high central tower, with four square corner towers. Only the north-east tower remains fully intact, but it shows it was clearly planned.

From the castle’s hilltop position you can get an excellent view of south-east Glasgow.

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