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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Location

Region – Edinburgh and the Lothians

Opening arrangements

Summer Only
1 April - 30 September , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Admission prices

Summer
Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Crichton Castle

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5 July 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Waterloo Colours

Edinburgh Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Coast

Duff House

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Ring of Brodgar Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Spectacular Jousting

Linlithgow Palace

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Man at Arms Tour - Bell the Cat

Tantallon Castle

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Dirleton Castle Garden Tour

Dirleton Castle And Garden

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