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- Mugdock Castle, East Dunbartonshire

Mugdock Castle

Mugdock Castle was a stronghold of the Grahams from the middle of the 13th century. James Graham, the first Marquis of Montrose initially supported the Covenanters and while in prison in 1641, the castle was sacked by Lord Sinclair.

In the 19th century a large mansion was built in the ruins of the old castle, destroying much of the original castle. However, a tower, rising to four storeys with an entrance at first floor level, still remains.

In 2005, after a 15-year refurbishment, the tower re-opened to visitors. Electricity is being proided by solar power and internally the building has been fitted with 16th century reproduction furniture. It will now be a major feature in a three-hour audio tour of the park. The tower is only open at weekends but from the top a special map locates many of Glasgow's famous landmarks - the city centre is only 6/7 miles away.

See also Places to Visit - Mugdock Castle for more information and illustrations.

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