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Address: Crichton Crichton Off Colegate Road, Pathhead EH37 5XA, Scotland
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Crichton Castle has been home to medieval lords and Renaissance noblemen....

Crichton Castle has been home to medieval lords and Renaissance noblemen. Its sturdy tower of the late 1300s stands by a sophisticated facade created 200 years later.

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Scarry Castle at night

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Prague
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Prague
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 horse ride from Crichton but escaped and rode across the Crichton glen to meet her lover. It is a ruin but worth the... More 

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East Lothian
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Visited with my wife and grandsons. There is a lovely walk up to the castle from the car park with views across the River Tyne valley. The castle has lots of nooks and crannies to explore and the unusual stonework is an interesting feature. Make sure you explore the separate stable building. Well worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Only open during summer time. Just love this old castle. Open country. With many walks. And can take many pictures.

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Some excellent partial ruins, very interesting example of one of the first straight staircases in a fortification, lovely walks all around the Tyne valley.

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scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I went with 3 young kids and took a picnic. We sat and had it on the grass outside. Kids loved the fact they could run around the grass and I liked they couldn't go anywhere for the fence lol. The castle itself is we preserved and it has detailing on the wall I haven't seen anywhere else. It also... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

What remains of Crichton Castle stands a bit off the beaten track, admittedly, and getting there entails a longish walk from the car park. But it is well worth it - especially on a sunny day. We spent two delightful hours wandering through the ruins of this wonderfully situated ruin, set atop an eminence above the River Tyne, imagining what... More 

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Altdorf bei Nurnberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The Castle is on a hill quite hidden but that makes it more interesting to explore.it also has a very specific Wall pattern. Not far from it there is a church which is also worth visiting. We visited it with our Explorer pass which allowed u sto visit as many castles as possible in 3days definitely try it!

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is not the easiest castle to find but is well worth the trouble. There is the added bonus of a Collegiate church and old graveyard just beside the car park area for the castle. There is a fair walk from here to the castle, perhaps five minutes although the path ( single track road) is very good...it does have... More 

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon here wandering around these old ruins steeped in history and beautiful views. Lovely quiet place to picnic and wander the day away. A beautiful old church just a stones throw away too.

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