Make plans to see Glasgow’s Mains Castle as soon as possible if you like your residences to be opulent, historic, and a little bit distinctive.

Possibly the most romantic home in Lanarkshire is this stunning property from the fifteenth century. It also tells a few stories.

Mains castle Glasgow photo

Constructed on territory purportedly bequeathed by Robert the Bruce, this Scottish stronghold was initially inhabited in 1478 following the marriage of Princess Euphemia Stewart and Glasgow provost David Lindsay.

Cannonball markings on the lower walls indicate that it was fired upon by Claverhouses Dragoons during a skirmish following the Battle of Bothwell Brig, which caused it to fall into disrepair in 1678. When new roof was constructed in 1883 by Victorian owners, it was restored. Following a powerful storm in 1922, the roof from the 19th century collapsed. Before the meticulous repair that took place between 1977 and 1985, the property lay abandoned. After that, Mains Castle was once again occupied, but this time as a family residence.

Mains castle Glasgow photo

Inside, there are many charming elements, such as exposed stone fireplaces, flagstone floors, and a spiral staircase that ascends five stories.

A cleverly crafted spiral turnpike stair rises through the southwest corner of the building, providing a right-handed swordsman the upper hand against an invader attempting to climb. The stairway turns clockwise. How many homes are able to make that claim?

Mains castle Glasgow photo

Electric gates, a parapet, and six-by-10-foot stone walls provide cutting-edge protection.

If you want to wow your guests even more, go for a stroll around the 3.8-acre castle grounds. They are adjacent to the stunning James Hamilton Heritage Loch and Park on its northern bank.

All set to move in? Savills, the estate agents, have listed Mains Castle for £495,000.

Mains castle Glasgow photo

Mains castle Glasgow photo

Mains castle Glasgow photo

Mains castle Glasgow photo

Mains castle Glasgow photo

Mains castle Glasgow photo

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