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Roslin Glen Country Park

Roslin Glen Country Park

0.24km from Rosslyn Castle

A majestic wodden glen in the North Esk Valley, near the village of Roslin in Scotland. You can enjoy many walks using the path links to the Roslin Village, Castle and Chapel and Springfield Mill. The park is excellent for wildlife with otters, kingfishers and dippers around the river. Look out for buzzards, woodpeckers and badgers in the gorge woodland area.

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel

0.28km from Rosslyn Castle

A majestic and beautiful 15th-century chapel located in the village of Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland. This stunning chapel is located outside of Edinburgh and has flummoxed historians, movie-makers, and visitors for centuries. Intricately carved stone-work is laced with strange symbolism, ancient cults appear behind every story, and alien activity frequently gets reported by UFO hunters.

Roslin War Memorial

Roslin War Memorial

0.49km from Rosslyn Castle

A simple Celtic cross in tribute to the men of Roslin who fell in the two world wars. This memorial commemorates the residents of Roslin who were killed or missing in World War I and World War II. It was erected by the Roslin Heritage Society at the end of last century, marks the site of the Battle of Roslin.

Wallace's Cave

Wallace's Cave

0.67km from Rosslyn Castle

A beautiful artificial cave capable of holding 60 to 70 men, is said to have been a hiding place of Sir William Wallace and others. . The cave extends some 38' into the cliff, with two recesses. The small rectangular entrance to Wallace's Cave is situated on a rock ledge about 18m above the River Esk. The cave extends up to 12m into the cliff and contains two recesses.

Allermuir Avenue

Allermuir Avenue

2.1km from Rosslyn Castle

A majestic hill, that is 493 metres high in the Pentland Hills region or range in Scotland It is one of the most impressive and most often noticed hills in the range. You can climb Allermuir Hill from a number of different starting points. A path from Hillend near Lothianburn leads up over neighbouring Caerketton Hill after climbing above the Midlothian Snowsports Centre, en route to Allermuir Hill.

Mavisbank House

Mavisbank House

2.7km from Rosslyn Castle

Mavisbank House is Category A listed by Historic Scotland. The house was partially destroyed and left in ruin by a fire in 1973. It was designed by the architect William Adam constructed between 1723 and 1727. Unfortuneately the house neglected and the interiors were ruined by fire in 1973 but it is still an interesting sight for visitors to see. Parking is available in Loanhead.

Pentland Hills

Pentland Hills

3.81km from Rosslyn Castle

A beautiful range of mountain to the south-west of Edinburgh, Scotland. The range is around 20 miles in length, and runs south west from Edinburgh towards Biggar and the upper Clydesdale. It rise to nearly 600m in height and provide some of the finest hillwalking in Scotland with wonderful views from the summits.

Pentland Hills Regional Park

Pentland Hills Regional Park

4.18km from Rosslyn Castle

The Pentland Hills are a range of hills to the south-west of Edinburgh, Scotland. The range is around 20 miles in length, and runs south west from Edinburgh towards Biggar and the upper Clydesdale. One of the iconic location for a trek and also a beautiful view point.

Castlelaw Hill Fort

Castlelaw Hill Fort

4.68km from Rosslyn Castle

This is the remnant of a stronghold of the Iron Age, which has commands views over the Forth and Lothian. When it was occupied the site consisted of three earthwork ramparts, ditches and timber palisades. The fort contained a Souterrain for the storage of agricultural produce. An iconic attraction in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists.

Uttershill Castle

Uttershill Castle

4.94km from Rosslyn Castle

Uttershill Castle was built around 1510 as a two storey bastle house on a hill to the south of Penicuik. The castle had two storeys, a vaulted basement, and a hall on the first storey, reached by a straight stair. The castle was built of freestone rubble, and was probably harled. The property belonged to the Prestons of Gorton and Craigmillar. In 1646 the Countess of Eglinton lived here.

Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend

Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend

5.03km from Rosslyn Castle

The Midlothian Snowsports Centre, formerly the Hillend Ski Centre, is the second longest dry ski slope in Europe, situated near Hillend near Edinburgh, South East Scotland. It is a national training centre for Scottish Olympians, with 29 having been trained there as of 2010, including Finlay Mickel, a former British number one downhill skier. It is used for skiing, snowboarding and snowblading, and social use includes lessons for adults and children occurring all year round.

Castlelaw Hill

Castlelaw Hill

5.32km from Rosslyn Castle

A majestic hill that rises steeply from the valley to the northern tops of the Pentland Hills in Midlothian, Scotland. There was a majestic hill fort called,Castlelaw Hill Fort, which is an elaborate Iron Age fortification consisting of three earthwork ditches and banks protecting a roughly circular inner area.

Lothianbridge Viaduct

Lothianbridge Viaduct

5.51km from Rosslyn Castle

The Lothianbridge Viaduct carries the Borders Railway, which opened in 2015, over the River South Esk near Newtongrange, Midlothian, Scotland. It was built by the Marquess of Lothian to extend the Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway from Dalhousie Mains to his coal pits at Arniston. The present viaduct was opened in 1849 by the Edinburgh and Hawick Railway to carry the Waverley Line, running between Edinburgh and Carlisle. The viaduct was designed by John Miller.

Gore Glen Woodland Park

Gore Glen Woodland Park

5.65km from Rosslyn Castle

A vast green park situated west of Gorebridge, close to Robert Adams Wood. It represents a regenerated industrial landscape located a half-mile west of Gorebridge in Midlothian. The landscape was principally the result of coal-mining activity from the 19th century until the 1960s. There are free curricular based environmental education activities for schools and groups, led and organised by the Ranger Service.

Glencorse Reservoir

Glencorse Reservoir

5.88km from Rosslyn Castle

A beautiful reservoir which was located in Midlothian, Scotland, UK, two miles west of Glencorse, in the Pentland Hills. The reservoir is not the primary source of drinking water for Edinburgh, but instead provides a top-up supply when the principal supply from the Megget Reservoir and Talla Reservoir are low. It is also one of the iconic picnic places in this area.

National Mining Museum Scotland

National Mining Museum Scotland

5.91km from Rosslyn Castle

The National Mining Museum Scotland was created in 1984, to preserve the physical surface remains of Lady Victoria Colliery at Newtongrange, Midlothian, Scotland. It tells the story of coal for Scotland through exhibitions and guided tours of the pithead. See hear and feel what life was like for the miners and their families with real insights from ex-miner tour guides.

Turnhouse Hill

Turnhouse Hill

6.03km from Rosslyn Castle

A beautiful and quiet risky mountain in United Kingdom. The prominence is 79m/259ft. Hiking is possible and there are so many things to see and do here. It also offers beautiful views from the top.

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

6.06km from Rosslyn Castle

Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World is the world's longest running butterfly house and one of Scotland's favourite tourist and educational attractions. Get inside into their world of butterflies, reptiles, bugs and beasties! Take a tour through their rainforest and get close to the animals during your visit.

Arniston House

Arniston House

6.08km from Rosslyn Castle

A vast greenish 6000 acre esstate which offers accomodation, hosts special events, weddings and tours, surrounded by beautiful gardens and forestry. It has been home to the Dundas family for over 400 years. The house is of three storeys over a basement. The most significant interiors are William Adam's two-storey, galleried saloon, with decorative plasterwork by Joseph Enzer, and the Rococo dining room and drawing room, by the Adam brothers.

Gilmerton Cove

Gilmerton Cove

6.1km from Rosslyn Castle

Gilmerton Cove is a series of hand carved passageways and chambers that lie below ground to the south of Gilmerton crossroads. It offers visitors to Edinburgh the opportunity to walk hand-hewn chambers and passages and explore one of the most mysterious underworld places in the history of the city. These underground rooms and hallways were hand-carved from sandstone under the streets of a former mining town and current Edinburgh suburb of Gilmerton.

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Rosslyn Castle

Rosslyn Castle

B7003, Roslin EH25 9PX, UK

Roslin Castle is a partially ruined castle near the village of Roslin in Midlothian, Scotland. It is located around 9 miles south of Edinburgh, on the north bank of the North Esk, only a few hundred metres from the famous Rosslyn Chapel. There has been a castle on the site since the early 14th century, when the Sinclair family, Earls of Caithness and Barons of Roslin, fortified the site, although the present ruins are of slightly later date.