Mugdock Castle

The original castle was built in the mid-14th century. It comprised four towers arranged around a courtyard, and linked by high curtain walls. In the middle of the south wall was the main gate. The castle stood on a natural, steep-sided mound formed of hard volcanic rock, at the west edge of Mugdock Loch, which was larger than its present extent. Of the early castle, only the south-west tower remains complete, and forms the most recognizable feature of the ruins.

Mugdock Castle was the stronghold of the Clan Graham from the middle of the 13th century.  Its ruins are located in Mugdock Country Park, just west of the village of Mugdock in the parish of Strathblane.

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Alleged burial site of Talargan, King of the Picts

Pictured here are the standing stones with Dumgoyach in the background. Carbon dating puts these stones between 3400BC and 3500BC. It is reputed to be the burial site of Talargan, King of the Picts, slewn by Teudwr, King of Strathclyde in 750.

Dumgoyach is a beautiful, heavily wooded volcanic plug equidistant from Strathblane and Killearn, lying below Dumgoyne, and between the Blane Water and The West Highland Way adjacent to Duntreath Castle in Stirlingshire.