Castle visitors have soared
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