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Crichton Castle, Pathhead

(4.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
It receives thousands of visitors each year, from all over the world and is renowned not only for its historical importance, but for its dramatic setting, which has remained virtually unchanged for centuries.

1 April - 30 September , Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
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  • Only about 20 minutes drive from Edinburgh in pretty countryside, this is a small but attractive castle ruin run by Historic Scotland. There is a unique decorated internal facade with a diamond-shaped...  more »
  • This castle i have been too 3 times and it has a grave yard near the begining of the trail going to this castle .. this castle was known for being a witches haven and having human sacrifices.. hmmmm  more »
  • This is my local castle. It can be seen from my house. It is steeped in the history of Mary Queen of Scots and Bothwell. Crichton was Bothwell's home. Mary was imprisoned at Borthwick Castle a shirt h...  more »
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  • Brilliant castle in an incredible setting. Features a very unusual italian-inspired 15th century wall. Friendly staff too. Smart stables building too. Free parking. £4.50 admission. The church next door is also worth a visit.
  • An interesting castle, with some interesting features. Good views and some nice walks nearby.
  • Nice location. Shame its not free.
  • Its unspoilt landscape and a castle you can trip at thinkin of days of olde,,my dog macs restin place or roslin when his times up
  • A hidden gem. Close to my home and I often take a walk there. Its beautiful.