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Stories of ghosts and witchcraft to chill the nerves and intrigue the imagination…

Castles of Scotland



400+ castles of Scotland with hundreds of illustrations and much much more…

The Castles of Glasgow and the Clyde | Second Edition

Gordon W. Mason

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This edition was published 2013.

Please note that the text size is very small.


The first edition of this popular book was the most comprehensive work ever published on Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, and East and West Dunbartonshire.


Crammed with detailed information and now in a new edition, Castles of Glasgow and the Clyde has been extensively revised, updated and expanded. A labour of love, Gordon W. Mason has spent some 13 years researching and visiting the sites for his book – and even overflying them.


Now with some 470 castles, towers, fortified houses, mopttes and other historic properties, 170 more than the first edition, this work covers all the large and impressive castles, such as Bothwell, Newark, Craignethan, Crookston and Dumbarton, as well as fragmentary ruins and long-vanished and even previously forgotten sites.


The lands of many local families are covered – their changing ownership and fortunes to the present day, construction and history of their castles or houses, and stories of bloodshed, battled, feuds, and hauntings.


Five pages of maps and drawings and photograps, including some aerial views, complement the entries, plus handy information on location, visitor access and contact details.

Paperback £6.95 (usual price £9.95)

ISBN: 9781899874590

Extent: 260 text pp

Illus: 80 b&w drawings + photos, 5pp of maps

Dimensions: 210 mm high x 136 mm wide x 12 mm thick

Weight: 381g


Printed by Bell and Bain in Glasgow, Scotland

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