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Craigcrook Castle

Craigcrook Castle was built for William Adamson who bought the Craigcrook estate in 1542, and was killed at the Battle of Pinkie in 1547. His descendant, Walter Adamson, extended the house in 1626 and probably built the wall and gateway dated 1626.

While there is almost certainly older work incorporated, the main part of Craigcrook Castle seems to date from the early 17th century, with later additions. Excluding the modern extensions to N and E, it consists of a main block, 60' x 20', the towers attached, 3 storeys high. The windows have been enlarged. Internally, the ground floor was vaulted, as is the upper floor of the round tower. This amount of vaulting suggests a date of construction earlier that the first half of the 17th century, so it is probably that the extensive rebuilding of that time was superimposed on an earlier fortalice.

Extract from the history of the Parish of Cramond - "To the S.W. of Drylaw in the hollow at the foot of Corstorphine Hill where it makes a turn or crook to the east whence name is derived, stands Craigcrook Castle". Owners include Adamson family (1500-1650), John Mein, John Hall, Walter Pringle, John Strachen and Lord Jeffrey.

Walter Pringle of Graycrook [Craigcrook] (an Advocate, and uncle of Sir John Pringle of Stitchill, 2nd Bart.) was initiated on the 24 June 1670, into of the Lodge of Edinburgh, St. Marys Chapel, No.1.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craigcrook_Castle

A History of Craigcrook Castle by James Taylor

 

The Castle was put on sale in 2014:

DailyMail.co.uk - The ultimate writers retreat Scottish castle goes market 5 million

Telegraph.co.uk - Inside Scotlands most expensive property

CountryLiving.com - Craigcrook Castle dickens tennyson andersen met on sale

Here are the plans for its future:

https://www.lornmacneal.co.uk/may-2014-update/

https://www.lornmacneal.co.uk/planning-lodged-for-restoration-of-edinburgh-castle-and-proposed-care-home/

https://www.inglisandcarr.com/craigcrook-care-home

 

Craigcrook Castle front entrance

Craigcrook Castle rear garden

Craigcrook Castle side view

Craigcrook view

Craigcrook Castle stables

Craigcrook stairs

Craigcrook Castle blue room

Craigcrook white room

Craigcrook yellow room

Craigcrook Castle red room

Craigcrook tower

Craigcrook entrance

Craigcrook north side

Craigcrook south front

Craigcrook southside

Craigcrook southside garden

Craigcrook dining room

Craigcrook diningroom later

craigcrook old pic1

craigcrook old pic2

 

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