Castles close to Seton Sands Holiday Village

Seton Sands has many Castles that are close by, some are listed below.

Faside Castle, East Lothian

Faside Castle, East Lothian

Intact 15th century keep. Started in the 15th century. Burned by the English in 1547, Mary, Queens of Scots stayed at Faside before the Battle of Carberry Hill in June 1567. Now under private ownership with restricted access.

Dirleton Castle, East Lothian

Dirleton Castle, East Lothian

Substantial remains of medieval fortress. dating from 1240 this castle suffered badly during the Wars of Scottish Independence. The damaged castle was repaired during the 14th century, acquired by the Ruthvens in 1505. The Ruthven family were involved in various plots against King James VI and Mary, Queen of Scots; as a result they were forced to forfeit the castle in 1600. Badly damaged during Cromwell’s siege of 1650. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply.

Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, Lothian

Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, Lothian

Remains of medieval castle, built around the late 14th century. Mary, Queen of Scots Mary visited Craigmillar in November 1566 to convalesce following the birth of her son, the future James I of England. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply.

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Lothian

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Lothian

The most important royal fortress in the Kingdom of Scotland. The site has been occupied since 900BC. Although the current royal castle dates from the reign of King David I in the 12th century.this castles was used as a royal residence until the Union of the Crowns in 1603. Edinburgh has been involved in many conflicts through the ages, from the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century to the Jacobite Rising of 1745. Today, the castle is the setting for Edinburgh's famous military tattoo and houses the Honours of Scotland, the Scottish National War Memorial, the Stone of Destiny and is Scotland's most visited tourist attraction. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Intact 16th century tower house, The current tower house was built around 1590. Lauriston was extended in the Jacobean style by Thomas Allan in 1827. The grounds now operate as a local park, with restricted summer opening times and entrance charges to the castle.

Stirling Castle, Stirling, Stirlingshire

Stirling Castle, Stirling, Stirlingshire

One of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. This castle has survived at least eight sieges and several Scottish kings and queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary, Queen of Scots. Most of the current castle buildings date from the 15th and 16th centuries. Restricted opening times and entrance charges apply.

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