Search for: article keywords
August 2022 M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Tagsafter dark Auto Bracketing Autumn bay Bravia Canon castle cold DMC-G1 explosions fountain frosty G1 G9 Glasgow harbour landscape lens hood lights Live Viewfinder Lumix Mega-OIS Micro Four Thirds mist Oban paint Panasonic park Pollok House Pollok Park PowerShot Queen's Park rainbow RAW reflections Remote Shutter river ruins SILKYPIX Sony sunset Toryglen trees twilight White Cart
Tag Archives: castle
Craignethan Castle, a Historic Scotland property, is located in the Clyde Valley. The castle was built in the early 1530s and only lasted as a fortification for about 50 years before being demilitarised. Construction was started by an illegitimate son of James Hamilton, the 1st Earl of Arran – Sir James Hamilton of Finnart. Sir James went on to become Master of Works to King James V from 1536 to 1540.
One well known guest at the castle was Mary, Queen of Scots. Forced to abdicate in 1567 while imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle, she escaped the following year and was sheltered/entertained for a while at Craignethan Castle.
I hadn’t heard of the castle before, but it looked like an interesting afternoon out – and not too far from home…