NT9361 : Ayton Castle

taken 1 year ago, near to Ayton, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Ayton Castle
Ayton Castle
Taken from the Eyemouth to Ayton road (Chirnside Road)

The castle was originally a peel tower in the ownership of the prominent Home family but was captured by the English in 1497. In later times, the peel was demolished to make way for a great mansion house but that was destroyed by fire in the earlier part of the 19th century before the estate was purchased by the Mitchell-Innes family. In 1851, the family commissioned James Gillespie Graham, a pre eminent architect of the day, to design and build the present mansion in the Scottish Baronial style.
Today, the magnificent building on the hill above Ayton can be visited and hired out for various events amidst the Victorian splendour of one of Scotland's great buildings.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 26 April, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Sport, Leisure  Suburb, Urban fringe  Country estates  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9312 6117 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.6217N 2:6.6863W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 9335 6098
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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