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Overview

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

Crookston Castle was built by the Stewarts of Darnley around 1400, this unusual castle is set within earthworks constructed in the 1100s. Extensively repaired following a siege in 1544. 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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Opening times

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

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

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