There are many places in Scotland that lay claim to a connection to the great Scottish hero and freedom fighter, Sir William Wallace, perhaps none more so than the town of lanark, where the incident known as “the Lanark rising” took place in may 1297.
St Kentigern’s Church is a ruined category B listed building in Lanark, South Lanarkshire. It was previously the parish church of the town.
Craignethan Castle is a ruined castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located above the River Nethan, a tributary of the River Clyde, at NS816464. The castle is two miles west of the village of Crossford, and 4.5 miles north-west of Lanark. Built in the first half of the 16th century, Craignethan is recognised as an excellent early example of a sophisticated artillery fortification, although its defences were never fully tested.
Lanark (/ˈlænərk/; Scottish Gaelic: Lannraig, Scots: Lanrik) is a small town in the central belt of Scotland. The name is believed to come from the Cumbric Lanerc meaning “clear space, glade”.