Willam the cat at Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland

This morning we departed Hamilton, Scotland about 9.15 am and drove a short distance to Uddingston where we called in at Bothwell, Castle. Bothwell ranks as one of the largest castles in Scotland. It was constructed of sandstone during the medieval period, 13th century. Originally the castle was owned by the Moray family and then the Douglases. During the Wars of Independence (with England in 14th century) the castle changed hands numerous times and was subject to a famous siege (by the English) in 1301.The castle’s ruinous state is due a combination of military action, ravages of time and recycling some of the stonework to construct a mansion nearby which in turn had to be demolished in 1926 due to mining subsidence. An impressive site on banks of the River Clyde.

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