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Niddry Castle

Niddry Castle, Winchburgh
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Niddry Castle, Winchburgh

Unfortunately located in the shadow of a massive oil shale bing in West Lothian, a half-mile (1 km) southeast of Winchburgh, is Niddry Castle. This L-plan tower house was built c.1500 by George, the 4th Lord Seton, who was killed at the Battle of Flodden (1513). Originally four-storeys, a further storey was added in the late 16th Century as part of a major remodelling. The castle was acquired by the Hope family in the 17th Century as part of the Hopetoun Estate.

Until the 1980s Niddry was a ruin, but it has recently been restored as a private residence.

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