Cadzow Castle is a former "backup" castle for the Hamilton family, located above the gorge of the Avon Water on the opposite bank to Chatelherault visitor centre. Despite being "cared for" by Historic Environment Scotland, hardly any of the brickwork currently protrudes above the advancing layers of vegetation. At least the scaffolding's probably ensuring the 16th century ruin doesn't deteriorate further. It's probably not worth going to see in its own right, but forms part of a pleasant walk along the top of the gorge.
Name: Cadzow Castle ★☆☆☆☆
Location: Just across the Avon Water from Chatelherault main car park, G.R.: NS 735538 / visits risky monkey
Open: Always (exterior only)
Anything else? The castle is a 10-min walk from the main car park, across the Duke's Bridge on a wide earth path, steep in places.
|[Duke's Bridge, on the path to the castle]|