Mugdock Country Park
|Location||East Dunbartonshire/Stirlingshire, Scotland|
Mugdock Country Park is a country park and historical site located partly in East Dunbartonshire and partly in Stirling, in the former county of Stirlingshire, Scotland. It is to the north of Glasgow, next to Milngavie, from which the park is easily accessible.
The park includes the remains of the 14th-century Mugdock Castle, stronghold of the Grahams of Montrose, and the ruins of the 19th century Craigend Castle, a Gothic Revival mansion and former Zoo park. The park has a moot hill and gallowhill, historical reminders of the baronial feudal right, held by lairds, of 'pit and gallows'. Also located in the park are the remains of numerous World War anti-aircraft trenches, which were established in 1942 to form part of the Clyde Basin anti-aircraft defense system.
Natural features include the Allander Water, Mugdock Loch, and Drumclog Muir, all of which provide popular walking and cycling routes with tourists. Visitor facilities include a visitor centre and cafe in the former Craigend Castle stable block, and a garden centre and restaurant in the walled garden.
The park is served by the Mugdock and East Dunbartonshire Countryside Ranger Service.
Close again to the country park is Milngavie water treatment works, another popular walking and tourist attraction, situated just below Mugdock hamlet and connects to the Mugdock Country Park via Drumclog Moor.
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