Once you fall in love with Scotland there is no turning back. The striking colours of intense green, yellow and blue, the vastness, silence and magic. The lochs, glens, gorges, firths, mists, highlands and lowlands. The castles and ancient ruins, the spirit of centuries past, the echo of savage highland clan fights and drama, the haunting sound of bagpipes and the colourful tartans.
If you come to visit your piece of Scottish history to stroll along the Victorian paths in the footsteps of former lairds and barons, you will be able to breathe the fresh air, rejoice in the unspoilt beauty of the land which you and your fellow aristocrats are preserving for future generations and enjoy the tranquility and natural splendour of the woodland and its many species.
The Blackwood Estate is located in easy distance from both Glasgow and Edinburgh and your Plot Locator Map will will give you exact directions to the location of your plot.
The Blackwood House has unfortunately been lost, but was situated in the following coordinates: 55.667835 N, 3.951352 W (according to the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland). This location is just at the outskirts of the wood where the road makes a 90 degrees turn to the left. The Blackwood Estate dovecot still exists in this location and has given name to a bungalow situated at the bend of the road.
And while you are visiting your estate, why not enjoy some of the other attractions of the area?
Just along the northern boundaries of Loch Wood runs an ancient Roman road. If you are interested in the history of the Romans in Scotland, you could also visit the Motherwell Heritage Centre in Lanarkshire where they exhibit an audio-visual Technopolis display starting at the arrival of the Romans in the area and taking the visitor through the rise and fall of heavy industry to the present-day regeneration of the district.
Two miles west of the village of Crossford and 4.5 miles north-west of Lanark you will find the Craignethan Castle in a very picturesque setting overlooking the River Nethan.
The Royal Burgh of Lanark Museum was established in 1990 and houses a collection of items which are used to illustrate the ancient and varied history of the town.
Another attraction is the beautiful sandstone cotton mills of New Lanark, an official World Heritage Site, internationally famous for its historic buildings.
Lanarkshire is also the county of Bothwell Castle, which is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland, much fought over during the Wars of Independence. Bothwell castle also sports its own country golf club.
For overnight stays in Blackwood we suggest the Dykecroft Farm B&B, situated just outside Blackwood in a walking distance from Loch Wood, or Hopehill Cottage B&B in the centre of Blackwood village. There is also the Mason Arms Hotel in Lesmahagow, a village 3.2 miles south of Blackwood.