Mugdock Country Park is one of Scotland’s most popular tourist attractions boasting more than 600,000 visitors every year. Once the home of the noble Grahams and more notably James Graham Marquis of Montrose, the park is situated just 10 miles north or Glasgow and only a 45-minute drive from Loch Lomond. The park’s boundary spans both Stirling and East Dunbartonshire and enjoys spectacular views of the Campsie Fells. A great day out for all the family every day of the year.

About the park

Mugdock Country Park offers an exciting visit to the countryside. Once the home of the ‘noble Grahams’ for many centuries, these lands have many great stories to tell.

The Ranger Service is based at Mugdock Country Park. They lead outdoor learning and environmental activities in the Park’s 260 hectares and also throughout the whole of East Dunbartonshire and Stirling.

Mugdock is steeped in history with buildings dating back to the late 1300s. The park’s visitor centre nestles within the area’s Victorian estate and offers visitors a great opportunity to discover more about our semi-natural countryside and built heritage.


Visitors can participate in a wide range of leisure and recreation activities and book on our 200 or more events we organise every year.

Things to do include:

  • Walking,
  • Cycling,
  • Horse Riding,
  • Archery,
  • Orienteering,
  • Trails,
  • Children’s Play,
  • Countryside Ranger Service,
  • Shopping & Eating,
  • BBQ and Room Hire

The centre also hosts a great shopping and eating experience in our restaurant, bistro, and gallery and gift shop, whether you are looking for somewhere smart to join the Ladies who Lunch,  a cosy afternoon coffee or somewhere more relaxed to take the children in their wellies!

Mugdock offers a tailored solution to your corporate requirements. We can offer an exciting range of packages with our venue having all of the facilities needed to meet your expectations.

Opening Times

Craigend Visitor Centre is open

  • 9am-6pm during summertime (1 April -31 October) 9am-5pm
  • during Wintertime (1 November -31 March).

It is open later on event days.

Mugdock Country Park

The country parks is a historical site located partly in East Dunbartonshire and partly in Stirling, in the former county of Stirlingshire, Scotland. It is around 10 miles to the north of Glasgow, next to Milngavie (from which the park is easily accessible), and covers an area of 260 hectares.

The park includes the remains of the 14th-century Mugdock Castle, a stronghold of the Grahams of Montrose, and the ruins of the 19th century Craigend Castle, a Gothic Revival mansion and former zoo. The park has a moot hill and gallows hill, historical reminders of the baronial feudal right, held by lairds, of 'pit and gallows'. Also located in the park are the remains of numerous anti-aircraft trenches, which were established during WWII as part of the Clyde Basin anti-aircraft defence system.

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Mugdock - filming location for Outlaw King

Outlaw King delivers us into the hands of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots. Astonishing victories at Stirling Bridge (1297) and daring raids into northern EnglandMugdock Country Park (Battle of Loudoun Hill).