Visit Bothwell and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Bothwell, South Lanarkshire, is situated across the River Clyde from Hamilton and has an old and honourable history.
The early importance of Bothwell Bridge lay in the fact that until 300 years ago it was the only one, besides Glasgow Bridge, over the River Clyde. It was the scene of a battle with Cromwell's troops in 1650, but the famous Battle of Bothwell Brig, where the Covenanters were defeated by Monmouth's troops, was in June 1679.
Bothwell Church is interesting in that until 1933 it was two: the old church or choir of St Bride had been built by the Earl of Douglas in 1398, and the new church was built in 1833. Exactly 100 years later, in 1933, they were combined. A plaque in the church commemorates Col. Sir Henry Hozier, whose daughter Clementine married Winston Churchill, Prime Minister 1940—5 and 1951—5, and after his death in 1965, aged ninety, became a life baroness as Lady Spencer-Churchill.
The castle at Bothwell is the largest and finest stone castle in Scotland. It dates from before the Wars of Independence and was the principal English base in western Scotland during the occupation.
Nearby cities: Glasgow
Nearby towns: Coatbridge, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Motherwell
Nearby villages: Airdrie, Ashgill, Auchinairn, Bailleston, Bellshill, Bishopbriggs, Blantyre, Burnside, Calvay, Cambuslang, Chapelton, Dalserf, Glassford, Hermetray, Kings Park, Larkhall, Law Village, Mingulay, Mount Vernon, Nerston, Polmadie, Provanmill, Quarter, Renfrew, Ronay, Rutherglen, Shillay, Springburn, Stonehouse, Thorntonhall, Tollcross, Uddingston, Vallay, Wishaw
Have you decided to visit Bothwell or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Bothwell bed and breakfast (a Bothwell B&B or Bothwell b and b)
- a Bothwell guesthouse
- a Bothwell hotel (or motel)
- a Bothwell self-catering establishment, or
- other Bothwell accommodation