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Crawford Castle
NS 954-213 Lanarkshire Scotland

Crawford CastleCrawford Castle is a 12th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by the Lindsays. The large low motte is partly encased by a ditch and to the south-west are the remains of a rectangular bailey platform. The Carmichaels of Meadowflat were hereditary constables of the castle, which was occupied by English troops under King Edward I during the Wars of Independence. Taken and destroyed by William Wallace in 1297, the mound is now crowned by the walls of a square enclosure castle. In the 16th century, three storey rectangular ranges were added to the south and east walls and in the mid 17th century the south range was given a new outer wall with large windows. Later used as a farmhouse, it was abandoned in the late 18th century and the castle is now very ruinous. 4 miles north-west is Nether Abington and 16 miles south-west at Moffat is Lochhouse Tower.

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Crawford Castle is located north of Crawford, off Camps Road. 18 miles south of Lanark, on the A73-A702.

The site is visible from the road.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

Crawford Castle pictures and large castle map
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