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CRAIGMILLAR AND BORTHWICK, NEAR EDINBURGH, BOTH RESIDENCES OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS

CRAIGMILLAR AND BORTHWICK, NEAR EDINBURGH, BOTH RESIDENCES OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS

The old Dalkeith Road from Edinburgh brings one to within half a mile of Craigmillar (bottom). The central tower belongs either to the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century. This simple construction was later elaborated by an enclosing wall. This is machicolated i e a parapet projecting from the top of the wall is pierced so that molten lead and burning oil may be dropped upon a storming party Borthwick Castle, in the shire of Edinburgh, was a residence of Mary and Bothwell in 1567. In 1650 the castle surrendered to Cromwell.

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