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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 to 31 October:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

1 November to 31 March:
Closed

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Overview

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

 

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