NT6517 : Ferniehirst Castle

taken 8 years ago, near to Hundalee, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

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Ferniehirst Castle
Ferniehirst Castle
Ferniehirst Castle, dating from the late 15th century, stands above the east bank of the Jed Water and is the seat of the Lothian branch of the Kerr family. The castle was attacked by English armies in the 16th century and in 1593 it was almost completely destroyed by James VI to punish Sir Thomas Kerr for his loyalty to Mary Queen of Scots. The castle was rebuilt in 1598 and occupied for 200 years until it fell into disrepair. Restoration work took place in the 19th century and the Youth Hostel Association leased the castle between 1933 and 1984, apart from the war years when troops were billeted here. A major restoration project was carried out between 1984 and 1987 by the 12th Lord Lothian, and the castle is open to the public throughout July, except Mondays. This is a view from the start of the woodland walk on the west side of the castle. (Source: Ferniehirst Castle information leaflet and booklet).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 1 August, 2010
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Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6523 1797 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:27.2605N 2:33.0791W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6520 1797
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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