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Borthwick Castle
near Borthwick, Lothian
Borthwick Castle
Borthwick Castle is located to the east of the village of Borthwick, about 12 miles south-east of Edinburgh. The castle sits on a small hill and is protected on three sides by steep slopes. Borthwick Castle was built in 1430 for Sir William... Read more >
Craigmillar Castle
Edinburgh, Lothian
Craigmillar Castle
Craigmillar Castle is about three miles south east of the centre of Edinburgh. It is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland. Craigmillar was originally a tower house that still forms the core of the castle, with an inner and outer... Read more >
Crichton Castle
near Crichton, Midlothian
Crichton Castle
Crichton Castle is a ruined castle situated at the head of the River Tyne, near the village of Crichton in Midlothian. Crichton has four main buildings arranged around an inner courtyard. There is a 14th century tower at the east of the castle with... Read more >
Dalhousie Castle
Lasswade, Midlothian
Dalhousie Castle
Dalhousie Castle is situated near Bonnyrigg, 8 miles south of Edinburgh. The castle was the seat of the Earls of Dalhousie, the chieftains of Clan Ramsay. The castle was purchased by the Von Essen Hotels company in 2003 . Dalhousie Castle is now a... Read more >
Dalkeith Palace
Dalkeith, Midlothian
Dalkeith Palace
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Dirleton Castle
near North Berwick, Lothian
Dirleton Castle
Dirleton Castle is a situated in the village of Dirleton, East Lothian (about 19 miles east of Edinburgh). The castle was built in the 13th century by John De Vaux, and was abandoned by the end of the 17th century. Dirleton Castle is built on a... Read more >
Dunbar Castle
Dunbar, Lothian
Dunbar Castle
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Dundas Castle
South Queensferry near Edinburgh, Lothian
Dundas Castle
Dundas Castle lies 8 miles out of Edinburgh, Scotland. Dundas Castle is a magnificent event venue built around the original Auld Keep, constructed in 1416. The main house is of more recent origin, being built in 1818. Dundas Castle can cater for... Read more >
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle is situated on Castle Rock and dominates the sky-line of the city of Edinburgh. The Castle stands upon the basalt plug of an extinct volcano and is protected to the south, west and north, by 80m high sheer cliffs. Most of the castle... Read more >
Fa'side Castle
near Tranent, East Lothian
Fa'side Castle
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Fenton Tower
East Lothian, Lothian
Fenton Tower
Fenton Tower is located between Gullane and North Berwick, 20km outside of Edinburgh. The Tower sits on a hilltop. It is five storeys high, with two spiral staircases, the wells of which are visible from the outside. The building is a light pink, to... Read more >
Hailes Castle
near East Linton, Lothian
Hailes Castle
Hailes Castle is situated about 1.5 miles south west of East Linton, East Lothian, Scotland. This castle belonged to the Hepburn family. The major remaining structure is the West Tower, and also the smaller remains of the central tower. Other... Read more >
Lauriston Castle
Edinburgh, Lothian
Lauriston Castle
Lauriston Castle is a 16th century tower house overlooking the Firth of Forth, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Lauriston Castle was originally a four-storey L plan tower house, with a circular stair tower. The tower had two storey angle turrets with gun... Read more >
Liberton Tower
Edinburgh, Lothian
Liberton Tower
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Merchiston Castle
Edinburgh, Lothian
Merchiston Castle
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Newbattle Abbey
near Dalkeith, Midlothian
Newbattle Abbey
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Tantallon Castle
near Blackdykes, East Lothian
Tantallon Castle
Tantallon Castle is located 3 miles south-east of North Berwick, in East Lothian, Scotland. It is built in an imposing position on a promontory opposite the Bass Rock, looking out onto the Firth of Forth. Tantallon is a curtain wall castle with a... Read more >