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Crichton Castle

Lordly residence of the Crichtons and later home to the Earls of Bothwell.

Crichton Castle

Built as the lordly residence of the Crichtons and later home to the Earls of Bothwell. Stunning 16th century courtyard façade.


  • The location – sitting in splendid isolation on a terrace overlooking the River Tyne.
  • The late 14th-century tower house – one of the oldest built in Scotland.
  • Chancellor Crichton’s great hall– a remarkable legacy, built around 1450.
  • The diamond-faceted facade – added by Francis Stewart around 1580. Nothing quite like this was built anywhere else in Scotland
Green Tourism Award - Silver


Region – Edinburgh and the Lothians

Opening arrangements

Summer Only
1 April - 30 September , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Admission prices

Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Crichton Castle

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23 August 2014

The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Katy Dove Exhibition

Duff House

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Man at Arms Tour: Medieval Archery

Craignethan Castle

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Edinburgh's Military Hospital

Edinburgh Castle

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Men at Arms Tour - Siege!

St Andrews Castle

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Enemy at the Gate

Urquhart Castle

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