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Cakemuir Castle

Situated 4 miles (6 km) southeast of Pathhead, in the Lammermuir Hills, Midlothian, Cakemuir Castle is said to have derived its name from giving shelter and hospitality to pilgrims on their way to Melrose Abbey. This four-storey tower was built in the mid-16th Century on the site of an earlier structure. The tower was extended to the SW in the 18th Century and, like so many others, was baronialised towards the end of the 19th Century It was modernised by Rowand Anderson, Paul & Partners in 1926 and again by Neil & Hurd in the 1950s. Today, the castle is a private residence.


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