Roslin Castle, Roslin Glen

Roslin Castle, Roslin Glen, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Roslin Chapel which is situated close to the village of Roslin about 7 miles south of Edinburgh.

Roslin Castle, Roslin Glen

Roslin Castle, Roslin Glen, Scotland

Like it’s famous neighbour, the Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin Castle was owned and controlled by the St. Clair family. The castle was founded in 1304 and progressively evolved over time asĀ a function of improvements and embellishments. The English attacked the castle in 1544. Final denouement occurred in 1651 when Cromwell’s forces under General MonkĀ attacked with cannon. Out of the remaining shell, the St. Clair’s constructed a mansion but even this was attacked by an ( anti-Catholic) Edinburgh mob in 1688.

Roslin Castle, Roslin Glen

Roslin Castle, Roslin Glen, Scotland

The castle is hidden down in Roslin Glen, about 5-10 mins walk from Rosslyn Chapel. Here flows the River North Esk. The vast majority of visitors to Rosslyn Chapel avoid the castle but if time permits a walk down to the castle and the pleasant glen can prove rewarding on a nice day. The site provides good photo opportunties in the right light conditions.

Roslin Castle, Roslin Glen

Roslin Castle, Roslin Glen, Scotland

 

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