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11 days ago (2019-11-03 22:15:15)

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Yes...this is in Edinburgh 😉.
Craigmillar Castle is best known for its association with Mary, Queen of Scots. Following an illness after the birth of her son, the future James VI, Mary arrived at Craigmillar on 20 November 1566 to convalesce. Before she left on 7 December 1566, a pact known as the "Craigmillar Bond" was made, with or without her knowledge, to dispose of her husband Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley.

The lands of Craigmillar were granted to the monks of Dunfermline Abbey by King David I in the 12th century.
The Preston family were first granted land in the area by King David II in 1342 and held 2/3 of the estate. In a further grant of 1374, King Robert II gave the remaining lands of Craigmillar to Sir Simon de Preston, Sheriff of Midlothian.
It was Simon's son, Simon Preston, or his grandson, Sir George Preston, who began work on the tower house which now forms the core of the castle.In 1544, during the so-called Rough Wooing of Henry VIII of England, the English attempted to impose, by military force, a marriage alliance between Edward, Prince of Wales, and the young Mary, Queen of Scots. Craigmillar Castle was burned by English troops but repaired and remodelled by the Prestons.
On the death of Sir Robert Preston in 1639, Craigmillar passed to a distant cousin, David Preston of Whitehill. His son sold the castle out of the family, and it was bought by Sir John Gilmour .
He remodelled the west range to provide more modern accommodation in the 1660s, but in the early 18th century, the Gilmours left the castle for Inch House, just west of Craigmillar.
It was claimed that two of the laird's daughters continued to live in Craigmillar Castle after the rest of the family had left. Afterwards, Craigmillar Castle formed a romantic feature in the park of the Inch estate. It was ruined by 1775.
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nichbrand Profile
@nichbrand posted 11 days ago

The castle became a popular tourist attraction from the late 18th century, and was drawn by numerous artists. A proposal to renovate the building for the use of Queen Victoria was put forward in 1842, but came to nothing. Victoria herself visited the castle in 1886, and much restoration work was undertaken by its then owner, Walter James Little Gilmour. Craigmillar Castle has been in state care since 1946, and is now maintained by Historic Environment Scotland. It is much lesser known and visited than Edinburgh Castle. But the well preserved ruin is a wonderful place to explore and to find new nooks everytime you visit. Its location on a wee hill grants beautiful views of Edinburgh.

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@marytqv posted 11 days ago

Very very pretty😍😍😍👏

gaurisharma08 Profile
@gaurisharma08 posted 11 days ago

Lovely!! 👌🏻

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@alba.eileen2 posted 11 days ago

Precioso!!! Gracias por la información 😃👏👏👏

bruna.bafume Profile
@bruna.bafume posted 11 days ago

Lindo!!

guimondmt Profile
@guimondmt posted 11 days ago

That’s so beautiful! 👏🏻💯Have to put it on my bucket 🗑✅list too! Hope to go back to Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 someday!🤔🙋🏼‍♀️🌟🌟🌟💛

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@analuizakalata posted 11 days ago

Obrigada por tanta informação, visitamos este castelo ❤❤😍😍

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@rosemariegosetti posted 10 days ago

😍❤️❤️😍❤️😘😘😍❤️

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@garbaduke_gabricci posted 10 days ago

It's one of Edinburgh's nicest places. I always visit it when in town. ❤️

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@suzanne.avec.un.z posted 10 days ago

@queenmumix il faudra y aller !!

wientom1 Profile
@wientom1 posted 10 days ago

❤️❤️❤️❤️

altwood2016 Profile
@altwood2016 posted 10 days ago

Love all the history surrounding this castle, great photo and thank you for sharing... sad I am now home some 500 miles away .... I wish I’d seen this before we came home ... next time @nichbrand 👍🏻🙂

soniateodorani Profile
@soniateodorani posted 10 days ago

🖤🏰Great place

olderrn2 Profile
@olderrn2 posted 10 days ago

Beautiful ❣️❣️❣️❣️

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@svetlanapopyuk posted 9 days ago

Спасибо большое,очень интересно❤️

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