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Hawthornden Castle

Castle in Midlothian, Scotland, UK / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hawthornden Castle is located on the River North Esk in Midlothian, Scotland. The castle lies a mile to the east of Roslin at grid reference NT287637, and is just downstream from Roslin Castle. Hawthornden comprises a 15th-century ruin, with a 17th-century L-plan house attached. The house has been restored and now serves as a writer's retreat. Man-made caves in the rock beneath the castle have been in use for much longer than the castle itself.[1]

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Hawthornden Castle
Midlothian, Scotland
Site history
Built15th - 17th century
Built byDouglas family
Sir William Drummond of Hawthornden
MaterialsPink sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings