Castles Near Glasgow: 12 Castles within a one hour drive of Glasgow

There’s no shortage of brilliant castles to visit near Glasgow which are only a short journey away

Although Glasgow cannot claim to have a castle in the heart of the city like Edinburgh, there are a number of picturesque locations near that you can head to in the car.

Some of these sites will be very familiar with Stirling Castle likely being the most well-known and historically important on the list. If you are a fan of the television series Outlander, some of these historic landmarks may be recognisable to you as well.

Whether you are a native to the city that fancies exploring the surrounding areas a bit more or a visitor, here is a list of 12 castles within a one hour drive of the dear green place.

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