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Remains of old castles discovered in Glasgow are ‘once-in-a-generation’ find

The remains of two castles have been discovered in Glasgow, in what’s been described as the most significant find in the city for a generation.

Glasgow, Scotland. Image by michel / CC BY 2.0

The castles are 17th century Partick Castle and a 12th or 13th century castle used by the bishops of Glasgow. Documentary evidence of the castles has long existed, but this discovery, during a major water project, is the first tangible evidence of the structures’ existence. Walls, ditches, a well and items including pottery, glass and animal bones have also been found.

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