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Drochil Castle

Drochil Castle
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Drochil Castle

A massive Z-plan castle in the Scottish Borders, Drochil Castle lies between the Tarth and Lyne Waters, 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Peebles. Begun in 1578 by James Douglas, Earl of Morton and Regent of Scotland, it was not completed before his execution in 1581. He had been found guilty of having had a hand in the death of Henry, Lord Darnley (1545-67), husband of Mary Queen of Scots (1542-87).

The building is in a dangerous condition and is not open to the public.


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