Mearns Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Mearns Castle
A majestic ruin of four storey, rectangular tower house built in 1449 by the powerful Maxwell family. It was ruinous by the nineteenth century but was later restored and used as a church until the 1970s when a dedicated building was constructed directly abutting the old castle. The castle has been restored and is now part of the Maxwell Mearns Castle Church. It also gives its name to nearby Mearns Castle High School.
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Attractions Near Mearns Castle
1.61km from Mearns Castle
Greenbank Garden is a 2.5-acre 18th century walled garden in Carolside, Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, Scotland, owned and operated by the National Trust for Scotland and open to the public. It is situated about six miles from the centre of Glasgow. The garden, which is included on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, surrounds Greenbank House, a Category A listed building. The house has sixteen rooms, and also barns and stables.
Cathcart Castle Golf Club
2.09km from Mearns Castle
This beautiful golf club was established in 1895 and is one of the oldest in the area. Located on undulating parkland, the course offers a picturesque outlook - from just about anywhere on the course there are superb views out to the North and West. The course is surrounded by picturesque and panoramic views of the City of Glasgow, and you can also enjoy the fine views towards the North West and Loch Lomond.
Overlee Playing Fields
3.33km from Mearns Castle
Overlee Playing Fields, is a public park in Stamperland, Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, south of Glasgow, Scotland. The Park contains four football pitches, a large playground, a woodland area and Overlee Family Centre, completed in 2021.
Ryat Linn Reservoir
3.65km from Mearns Castle
This reservoir was built in 1847-8 under the powers of the 1846 Act. The reservoir covers 8.5 hectares and can hold 12 upto million cubic feet of water. One of the iconic location which offers you a scenic view of the nature.
4.16km from Mearns Castle
A beautiful location for a holiday with your loved ones. The reservoir is set within the expansive Dams to Darnley Country Park where there's 1350 acres to explore with wetland, burn, woodland, grassland and scrub. This natures treat will rejvinate your mind and body and will give you a chance to get close to the nature.
Dams to Darnley Country Park
4.9km from Mearns Castle
Dams to Darnley Country Park is a green oasis in the southside of Glasgow. Stretching from the busy M77 motorway and the suburban town of Barrhead, Dams to Darnley offers a variety of landscapes and trails for a walk in Glasgow. it is one of the newest country parks in Scotland.
Discover More Attractions in East Renfrewshire Council, Home of Mearns Castle
East Renfrewshire Council
East Renfrewshire is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. Until 1975, it formed part of the county of Renfrewshire for local government purposes along with the modern council areas of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde. Although no longer a local authority area, Renfrewshire still remains the registration county and lieutenancy area of East Renfrewshire.