Crossbasket Castle

“Dine like royalty and enjoy flawless service.” - AA Inspector



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Crossbasket Castle can trace its roots back to the 16th century and has a rich history. The current castle was rescued from ruin in 2011 and retains many original features, although the surroundings are certainly more luxurious than previous tenants would have enjoyed. With just 9 tastefully designed bedrooms, alongside extensive lounges and beautiful grounds combined with flawless and personalised service, this is a wonderful guest experience. The Roux culinary dynasty provide the inspiration for the menus in the elegant restaurant, with its gold-leaf ceiling. Weddings are a major facet of the business, making use of the truly special Roosevelt ballroom complete with hammer beam roof.

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Breakfast Award
3-Rosette restaurant
Crossbasket Castle
Crossbasket Estate, Stoneymeadow Road, BLANTYRE, G72 9UE


  • En-suite rooms: 9
  • Family rooms: 0
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Children welcome
  • Private fishing
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 56
  • Accessible bedrooms: 8
  • Walk-in showers
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
Prices and payment
  • Single room, minimum price: £180
  • Double room, minimum price: £270
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Holds a civil ceremony licence

About the area

Discover South Lanarkshire

South Lanarkshire offers some of Scotland’s best days out, with country parks, museums, activity centres, historic sites and walking trails to choose from. 

Many of the area’s museums are a window into the county’s industrial heritage, the biggest claim to fame being New Lanark. Glasgow philanthropist David Dale first developed a cotton manufacturing plant and settlement at New Lanark in 1786, harnessing the power of the River Clyde as it roars over spectacular waterfalls. His son-in-law Robert Owen purchased the village in 1799. A pioneer of social reform, over the next two decades he established a Utopian society here – a model community with improved conditions for the workers and their families, complete with a school (with the first day nursery and playground in the world, it’s claimed), institute for adult education and co-operative village store. The site has been restored and added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites for visitors to learn about its history. 

You should certainly muster your remaining energy for the walk upstream to the three waterfalls known as the Falls of Clyde. The deep gorge was inaccessible before David Dale saw the potential of the area, and the natural power that the water could provide.

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