Notes: Castle is found off Covington Road to the north of Thankerton which is accessed off the A73. No car parking but on-road parking is possible in the vicinity.
WHAT IS THERE TO SEE?
The ruined remains of a Tower House and Dovecot within the grounds of a working farm. Adjacent earthworks might be the remains of an earlier motte.
NO OFFICIAL SITE
Covington Castle is a fifteenth century Tower House built by the Lindsay family and occupied for two hundred years. They had acquired it from the descendants of the original owner, Colban, a Flemish mercenary who had settled in Lanarkshire in the twelfth century.