On Friday afternoon Terry and I decided to go for a walk at Crichton Castle.
Crichton Castle is a large and sophisticated castle with a spectacular facade of faceted stonework in an Italian style added, following a visit to Italy, by the Earl of Bothwell between 1581 and 1591.
Mary Queen of Scots attended a wedding here. This has a facade of faceted stonework in an Italian Renaissance style.
The courtyard is fully accessible. Access to areas leading from there depends on the visitor’s mobility as each room and cellar has up to three steps leading to it. The south and north upper floors are not accessible for visitors with a physical disability. Carved stonework around fireplaces and doorways offers a hands-on experience. Source – Visit Scotland
We parked the car in the car park and walked the 550 metres to the castle.
We climbed the hill and saw the castle in it’s glory.
Then there is the amazing inside.
As well as the castle there is a stone built stable building with horseshoe doorway.