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STERN BOTHWELL BY THE CLYDE, WHICH HARBOURED BANNOCKBURN'S ROUTED SOLDIERY

STERN BOTHWELL BY THE CLYDE, WHICH HARBOURED BANNOCKBURN'S ROUTED SOLDIERY

From Glasgow it is about ten miles to Both well, and about one mile away from the town the red stone of the castle walls rises up above a thick growth of trees and bushes overhanging the Clyde. Some existing portions, in the great tower and the foundations, date from the thirteenth century, of which period this is the finest example of castle-building in Scotland. It is an excellent illustration of the motte-and- bailey principle, and the donjon tower, seen on the left, is circular outside and octagonal inside, and unique.

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