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Crichton Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Crichton, Pathhead EH37 5XA, UK

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About Crichton Castle

A large majestic castle with a spectacular facade of faceted stonework in an Italian style which gives beauty to the castle. Constructed as a tower house in the late 14th century, and it was expanded as power of the Crichton family grew. However, the Crichtons fell from favour in the later 15th century, and the castle passed to the Earls of Bothwell. It was now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland, and are open to the public.

Attractions Near Crichton Castle

Crichton Collegiate Church
Crichton Collegiate Church0.47km from Crichton Castle
Vogrie Country Park
Vogrie Country Park2.11km from Crichton Castle

More than hundred acres of woods and Victorian parkland including a 1876 Victorian mansion - part of which is open to the public. Facilities in the parkland include a miniature railway, 9-hole golf course, children's play area and four miles of walks. A good experience in the middle of nature and a great chance to explore the ancient beauty.

Newbyres Castle
Newbyres Castle3.57km from Crichton Castle

A majestic 16th centiry castle, which was once a substantial L-shaped tower house built by Michael Borthwick of Glengelt. The tower occupied a roughly triangular position, which was naturally defended by deeply worn water-courses. The remaining structure is a scheduled monument, which, provides evidence and has the potential to provide further evidence for the study of the defensive architecture and domestic life of the minor gentry in mid-sixteenth-century Scotland.

Gore Glen Woodland Park
Gore Glen Woodland Park4.98km from Crichton 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.

National Mining Museum Scotland
National Mining Museum Scotland5.35km from Crichton 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.

Arniston House
Arniston House5.66km from Crichton 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.

Where is Crichton Castle

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Midlothian is a historic county, registration county, lieutenancy area and one of 32 council areas of Scotland used for local government. Midlothian lies in the east-central Lowlands, bordering the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.