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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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30 July 2014

The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Katy Dove Exhibition

Duff House

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Stirling Castle

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Swords of the Righteous

Edinburgh Castle

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Standing Stones of Stenness Guided Walk

Stones Of Stenness Circle And Henge

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Fortress for the King

Fort George

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