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Crossbasket Castle

A Fairytale Outside Glasgow

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Originally Built In

Associated Family Names
Hamilton, Stewart, Lindsay, Baillie, Kincaid, Scott, Cumming, Peter, Macintosh, Downie, Cabbell, Clark, Neilson, Findlay
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Number of Rooms

Famous Guests
Eleanor Roosevelt, Countess of Arran

Type of Architecture

Glasgow, Scotland

Perfect for
Couples, Weddings, Family Gatherings

Property type
Hotel, Exclusive Use


About Crossbasket Castle

Crossbasket Castle is a magnificent 16th-century fairytale-esque castle situated in West Central Scotland, overlooking serene waterfalls on the River Caulder. Steeped in history with 6 centuries of stories to tell, the Crossbasket Castle is an idyllic retreat on bustling Glasgow’s doorstep. The Castle’s fascinating evolution started in the 15th century when the tower was first constructed, and has preserved its unique character by restoring many of its original features including lavish gold leaf cornices throughout the hotel, which perfectly convey the luxurious grandeur typical of this period of time.

Our history

A Place of Extravagance

The lands of Crossbasket were owned and remained in the possession of the Hamiltons until 1440 when they were “acquired” by Alexander Lindsay. Living with his family in opulance, he developed quite a reputation for his vengeful and ruthless nature. Crossbasket was sold in 1619 at a steep discount to allegedly repay large debts from his life of extravagance. After changing hands many times, it was sold to Charles Macintosh, famous as the inventor of waterproof fabrics.

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The perfect backdrop for a dream wedding experience. With our Grand Roosevelt Ballroom, a four-storey private bridal tower, and an array of opulent accomodations, Crossbasket Castle promises a magical time for you and your guests.

Charity Event

With a history of support and philanthroy, choose Crossbasket as the idea location for your fundraising or special event.

Corporate Entertaining

With a "discreet elegance" and its both breathtaking and convenient location, Crossbasket Castle is the perfect location for boardroom meetings, decision making and corporate entertaining.

Facilities & More

Situated a large stretch of woodland with nature walks along a stretch of river with waterfalls. The convenient location means there is plenty to do and see locally, including golfing, fishing, hiking and a variety of cultural tours.


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Crossbasket Castle
Stoneymeadow Rd, East Kilbride, Glasgow G72 9UE, United Kingdom