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Lanark in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
 

Lanark Castle

 
 
Lanark Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 31, 2011
1. Lanark Castle Marker
Inscription. On this mound, site of an ancient Roman fortification, stood the Royal Castle of Lanark, a residence of David I (1124-1153), William the Lion (1165-1214), and later kings from which many of their royal charters are dated. It was the meeting place of the Scots Parliaments in 1293-4-5. The castle was occupied by the English under Edward I and Edward II, and was finally won back in the Wars of Independence.
 
Location. 55° 40.232′ N, 3° 47.03′ W. Marker is in Lanark, Scotland, in South Lanarkshire. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lanark, Scotland ML11 9EP, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Sir William Wallace (approx. 0.4 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. It is also the site where William Wallace murdered English Sheriff William Heselrig in retaliation for the murder of his wife, Marion Braidfute. Today the castle is gone and is home to the Lanark bowling green club.
 
Additional keywords. Site where William Wallace murdered Sheriff William Heselrig in retaliation for the murder of his wife, Marion Braidfute.
 
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Lanark Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 31, 2011
2. Lanark Castle Marker
Lanark Castle location image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 31, 2011
3. Lanark Castle location
Today the castle is gone and is home to the Lanark bowling green club.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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