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Crichton Castle (HES)
Crichton Castle (HES)

Crichton Castle (HES)

A large castle with a spectacular facade of faceted stonework, added by the Earl of Bothwell between 1581 and 1591, following a visit to Italy.

Crichton Castle has been home to medieval lords and Renaissance noblemen. Its sturdy tower of the late 1300s stands by a sophisticated facade created 200 years later.Crichton was besieged several times and hosted a spectacular society wedding attended by Mary Queen of Scots. The castle's ruins, framed by a secluded valley, were celebrated by writer Walter Scott and artist J.M.W. Turner.

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Crichton Avenue
Crichton
EH37 5XA
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1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Closed

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