Bothwell Castle, located to the south of Glasgow, was one of the most important Scottish fortresses during medieval times and the War of Independence against the English (1296). In its time, it was as important as the castles of Stirling or Edinburgh. Built in the thirteenth century by the Murray clan, it has a huge tower to the south, much larger than most others of the period, known as DonJon. Today the castle is in ruins, although everything is fully visible. On sunny days, it's common for adults and children alike to reenact everyday scenes of medieval life. And the DonJon tower, even in pretty bad shape, is still astonishingly big.