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Overview

This site is currently closed as a precautionary measure while we undertake site inspections. We apologise for any inconvenience. Find out more about our conservation work

Connect this lordly residence with some of Scotland’s most exciting moments. Crichton’s influential residents included James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell and third husband of Mary Queen of Scots.

What to see and do

  • Take in Crichton’s splendid isolation – the castle sits on a terrace overlooking the River Tyne
  • Step inside the late 14th-century tower house – one of the oldest built in Scotland
  • Admire Chancellor Crichton’s great hall – a remarkable legacy built around 1450
  • See the diamond-faceted façade added by Francis Stewart around 1580 – there’s nothing else quite like it in Scotland
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the castle. Available on site
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This site is currently closed as a precautionary measure while we undertake site inspections. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Green Tourism logo - silver award Three star Castle badge from Scottish Tourist Board

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