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BROKEN BASTIONS OF CRICHTON EXPOSED ON THE BLEAK HILLSIDE

BROKEN BASTIONS OF CRICHTON EXPOSED ON THE BLEAK HILLSIDE

Not far from Borthwick are the isolated remains of Crichton. The keep was put up in the fourteenth century, but the rest is of later date and designed in a more ornamental style than is ordinarily found in the castles of Scotland, which were built to withstand stern necessity. Crichton was the property of Sir William of that name, who was Chancellor to James II and a great opponent of the Douglases. Marmion rested two days in the castle when going to Edinburgh as envoy of the English.

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