Cas­tle vis­i­tors have soared

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It’s been a spec­tac­u­lar sum­mer at Both­well Cas­tle – as vis­i­tor num­bers rock­eted by al­most 40 per cent.

His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land re­vealed that 8248 peo­ple went to the me­dieval mon­u­ment be­tween April and Septem­ber 2017.

That is an in­crease of 39 per cent on the same pe­riod over the pre­vi­ous year.

Alex Pater­son, chief ex­ec­u­tive of His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Scot­land, said: “We’ve re­sponded to the in­creas­ing in­ter­est in Scot­land’s his­toric en­vi­ron­ment by ex­tend­ing open­ing at sea­sonal sites across the coun­try through­out Oc­to­ber, giv­ing peo­ple fur­ther op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the wealth of his­tory that Scot­land has to of­fer and to un­cover the hid­den his­tor­i­cal gems on their doorstep.”

The cas­tle is the largest and finest 13th cen­tury stone cas­tle in Scot­land and was much fought over dur­ing the Wars of In­de­pen­dence. Part of the orig­i­nal cir­cu­lar keep still sur­vives and vis­i­tors to Both­well Cas­tle can ex­plore the 13th cen­tury pri­son tower and the 14th cen­tury great hall and chapel.

Boom­ingvis­i­tor num­bers are up at Both­well Cas­tle

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