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Rosslyn Castle, Roslin

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Roslin Castle (sometimes spelt Rosslyn) is a partially ruined castle near the village of Roslin in Midlothian, Scotland. It is located around 9 miles south of Edinburgh, on the north bank of the North Esk, only a few hundred metres from the famous Rosslyn Chapel.

There has been a castle on the site since the early 14th century, when the Sinclair family, Earls of Caithness and Barons of Roslin, fortified the site, although the present ruins are of slightly later date. Following destruction during the War of the Rough Wooing of 1544, the castle was rebuilt. This structure, built into the cliffs of Roslin Glen, has remained at least partially habitable ever since. The castle is accessed via a high bridge, which replaced an earlier drawbridge. Roslin was renovated in the 1980s and now serves as holiday accommodation.
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  • We came across the ruins of Rosslyn Castle while walking in the country park. As we approached it, the sight of the bridge over the glen, leading into the castle was spectacular. You can understand...  more »
  • Not well signposted, the lord or the chapel could put up signs. But well with the visit. Stunning situation. You cannot enter the actual castle. But worthwhile to see  more »
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  • Loved it. Great tour, easy to find. Good car park. Lovely gift shop. Fantastic history.
  • Ok it's a but if a ruin now, but it's really interesting to look at, fascinating to look from river lever up to the 'living' areas, really gives a sense of scale. Not much else to do, but great place for a walk, picnic or just to sit and think about things. It just to sit and think about nothing
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