Crossbasket Castle is a stunning, luxury castle hotel can trace its roots back to the 16th…
“French classics with a twist in historic hotel.” - AA Inspector
BLANTYRE, SOUTH LANARKSHIRE
Surrounded by beautiful grounds, Crossbasket Castle was rescued from ruin in 2011 and has roots dating back to the 16th century. Retaining many original features throughout the building, the elegant dining room has an ornate gold leaf ceiling, crisp white linen tablecloths and superb views of the garden. The French-inspired dishes showcase local ingredients, as in a truffle, potato and egg yolk ravioli with cauliflower and Isle of Mull cheddar sauce. It could be followed by pan-seared hake, curried mussel broth, fondant potato and sea lettuce. For dessert, there’s pear soufflé, pear compôte and Valrhona chocolate ice cream.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 30
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 10
- Wines over £30: 100
- Wines by the glass: 15
- Cuisine style: Classic French
- Vegetarian menu
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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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