One of Midlothian’s most well-known historical sites has re-opened following the winter break.
Crichton Castle, near Pathhead, is one of more than 30 Historic Scotland properties reopening to the public this month. Built as the residence of the Crichtons and later home to the earls of Bothwell, the castle is notable for its 16th century courtyard facade. Susan Loch, head of visitor operations and community engagement at Historic Scotland, said: “With longer days and warmer weather, spring is the perfect time to explore properties such as Crichton Castle and take advantage of the truly stunning sites we have across Scotland. No matter where you are in Scotland, history is never too far away.”