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Historic Buildings of Edinburghshire, Scotland

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Historic Buildings of Edinburghshire

Historic County of Scotland

Now Midlothian and Edinburgh

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Image right - Edinburgh Castle

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The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Edinburghshire/Midlothian, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate. GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up.

Historic Buildings of Edinburghshire

... in alphabetical order

❊ Indicates an available image in Gallery attached to the project

Including Castles, Abbeys, Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest


  • Alderstone House
  • Arniston House
  • Auchendinny House


  • Baads Castle
  • Barnton Castle
  • Bavelaw Castle
  • Black Castle
  • Bonnington House
  • Borthwick Castle
  • Borthwick Hall
  • Braid Castle
  • Brunstane House
  • Brunston Castle
  • Bruntsfield House


  • Cairns Castle
  • Cakemuir Castle
  • Calder House
  • Carberry Tower
  • Castle Gogar
  • Castle Greg
  • Castle Of Malbet
  • Castleton
  • Catcune Castle
  • Coaltown Tower
  • Colinton Castle
  • Corstorphine Castle
  • Cousland Castle
  • Craig House
  • Craigcrook Castle
  • Craigentinny Castle
  • Craiglockhart Castle
  • Craigmillar Castle
  • Cramond Regis
  • Cramond Tower
  • Crichton Castle
  • Croft an Righ
  • Crookston Old House
  • Curriehill Castle


  • Dalhousie Castle
  • Dalkeith Castle
  • Dingwall Castle
  • Drum House
  • Drylaw


  • East Coates House
  • East Colzium
  • Edinburgh Castle ❊ (Separate, detailed project will follow)- historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh. There has been a royal castle on the rock since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the site continued to be a royal residence until the Union of the Crowns in 1603. From the 15th century the castle's residential role declined, and by the 17th century it was principally used as military barracks with a large garrison. Its importance as a part of Scotland's national heritage was recognised increasingly from the early 19th century onwards, and various restoration programmes have been carried out over the past century and a half. As one of the most important strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle was involved in many historical conflicts from the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century to the Jacobite Rising of 1745. It has been besieged, both successfully and unsuccessfully, on several occasions.
  • Edmonstone


  • Fala Luggie Tower
  • Ford House
  • Fulford Tower


  • Gilston Peel
  • Glencorse
  • Grange House
  • Granton Castle


  • Hallyards Castle
  • Hatton House
  • Hawthornden Castle
  • Hirendean Castle
  • Holyroodhouse
  • Hoppringle Castle
  • House of Cockburn
  • Howlet’s House
  • Howliston Tower


  • Inch House


  • Kilbaberton Tower


  • Lauriston Castle
  • Lennox Tower
  • Liberton House
  • Liberton Tower
  • Linnhous
  • Lochend Castle
  • Logan Castle
  • Lugate Castle


  • Maiden Castle
  • Malleny Castle
  • Malleny House
  • Melville Castle
  • Merchiston Castle
  • Monkton House
  • Mortonhall Castle
  • Muirhouse
  • Muirhouse Castle
  • Murieston Castle


  • Newbattle Abbey
  • Newbiggin
  • Newbyres Castle
  • Newhall House
  • Newton House
  • Niddrie House


  • Old Comiston House
  • Old Woodhouselee Castle
  • Ormiston Castle
  • Oxenfoord Castle


  • Peffermill House
  • Pilrig House
  • Pinkie House
  • Pumpherston Castle


  • Ravelston
  • Ravensneuk Castle
  • Redhall Castle
  • Riccarton House
  • Roseburn House
  • Rosslyn Castle
  • Royston Castle


  • Saughton Hall
  • Shank House
  • Smeaton Castle
  • Southside Castle
  • Stenhouse


  • Torsonce Castle


  • Uttershill Castle


  • Whitehouse
  • Woodhall

References and Sources

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