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COVINGTON CASTLE, ML12 6NE

GETTING THERE

Postcode: ML12 6NE

Lat/Long:  55.641704N 3.630250W

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

Scotland > Argyll, Clyde and Ayrshire COVINGTON CASTLE

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.