Craiglockhart Castle

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Craiglockhart Castle
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Craiglockhart Castle
Craiglockhart Castle is located in Edinburgh
Craiglockhart Castle
Craiglockhart Castle
Coordinates 55°55′10″N 3°14′18″W / 55.9193354°N 3.2383128°W / 55.9193354; -3.2383128
Site history
Built 15th century

Craiglockhart Castle is a ruined tower house in the Craiglockhart district of Edinburgh, Scotland.

It is situated in the Craiglockhart Campus of Edinburgh Napier University, to the north of Wester Craiglockhart Hill. Historic Scotland record that the tower was built by the Lockharts of Lee in the 15th century,[1] although other sources state that it was the work of the Kincaid family during the 12th century.[2] It was originally four storeys high, but now only the first and part of the second storey remain.[3] The tower measures 8.7 by 7.5 metres (29 by 25 ft), and the walls are 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) thick.

The ruin is protected as a scheduled monument.[4]


  1. ^ "Craiglockhart Castle: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Craiglockhart Castle". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  3. ^ "Craiglockhart Castle". CANMORE. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  4. ^ "Craiglockhart Castle SM1198". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 2017-10-04. 

Coordinates: 55°55′9.61″N 3°14′17.93″W / 55.9193361°N 3.2383139°W / 55.9193361; -3.2383139