Corstorphine Castle

Region : Midlothian
Location : W of Edinburgh

Details : Nothing remains of Corstorphine Castle apart from the ancient dovecot that stands near the east end of Dovecot Road in Corstorphine, a suburb on the northwest side of Edinburgh. The castle was destroyed in the eighteenth century. Beside the dovecot once stood an old, gnarled sycamore tree, the last of an avenue of trees that led westwards towards the castle – it finally gave way during a storm on the night of December 26th, 1998.

Paranormal Phenomena : Allegedly haunted by a white lady often identified with Christian Nimmo, said to have murdered her lover in 1679 during an argument and for which she was tried and sentenced to death.

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