Midhope Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Midhope Castle
Midhope Castle is a 16th-century tower house of five storeys and a garret, to which has been added a later and lower wing. Two-storey bartizans crown three of the corners, although their conical roofs have gone, a caphouse for the stair crowning the fourth. The roof is steeply pitched. The tower forms one side of a courtyard, and there is a fine walled garden and a 17th-century lectern doocot.
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Attractions Near Midhope Castle
0.94km from Midhope Castle
Abercorn Church and Cemetery is a located near Queensferry and the southern side of the Forth Road Bridge. The church has a rich, and lengthy history. Although the structure is mainly post-reformation, the church was founded in the 11th century, being completed in the 12th century.
1.59km from Midhope Castle
Hopetoun House is Scotland's finest stately home and is a place of outstanding natural beauty and has been home to the Hope family since 1699. During the summer months, parts of the castle and gardens are open to visitors. Classical musical recitals are occasionally put on at Hopetoun House. Chilean pianist Alfredo Perl once performed recitals of Chopin at the house. The site can also be let for weddings, conferences, and filming.
House Of The Binns
2.21km from Midhope Castle
The House of the Binns, or simply the Binns, is a historic house in West Lothian, Scotland, the seat of the Dalyell family. It dates from the early 17th century, and was the home of Tam Dalyell until his death in January 2017.Since 1944, this grand home has been in the care of the National Trust for Scotland on the proviso that ‘the history, legend and memory of the family’ are preserved and that subsequent generations retain the right to live there.
2.77km from Midhope Castle
The Union Canal is one of two Lowland canals in Scotland. After four years' construction it opened in 1822 and was known as the Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal. The name reflected the role of the canal, linking Edinburgh with the Forth and Clyde Canal at Falkirk and so providing a through route between Scotland's two major cities.
Niddry Castle Golf Club
4.48km from Midhope Castle
Niddry Castle Golf Club was located only a few minutes from Edinburgh Airport and within easy reach of Scotland's motorway network. It is an 18-hole, par 70, 5914 yard course. The course is suitable for all levels & ability and benefits from magnificent views towards the Pentland Hills.
4.92km from Midhope Castle
Dundas Castle is one of Scotland's most beautiful and historic castles. Now an officially recognised 5 Star Exclusive Use venue, the Castle is the stately home of Sir Jack Stewart-Clark and his wife Lady Lydia . The tower house and the adjoining Tudor-Gothic mansion are listed separately as Category A buildings, and the grounds are included in Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.
Discover More Attractions in West Lothian, Home of Midhope Castle
West Lothian is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and was one of its historic counties. The county, which was known as Linlithgowshire,was bounded geographically by the Avon to the west and the Almond to the east. The modern council area occupies a larger area than the historic county.