Midhope Castle aka Lallybroch

To finish of our Friday adventures we visited Midhope Castle. We followed the advice from one of my previous posts and visited Hopetoun Farm Shop before heading to Midhope. We were able to drive onto the private road as we had a permit. As I walked along the lane and Midhope came into sight it was exciting, imaging the scenes filmed here.

Midhope Castle is a 16th century tower house situated on the Hopetoun estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

What can be seen today is a derelict much-altered 5 storey oblong tower house. In 1678 Midhope was given a facelift, when an entrance tower was removed and the extension to the east was heightened and extended. A new doorway was added along with a small courtyard to the south.

P1000891During the later 16th century the castle belonged to Alander Drummond of Midhope. A stone inscribed ‘AD 1582 MB’ commemorates Alexander and his wife Marjory Bruce.

 

 

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