Denmylne Castle is a ruined 16th-century tower house. The Balfours owned the property from 1452 to 1710. The tower house is cross shaped, comprising a main block, a stair-tower projecting centrally, and a matching small rectangular tower. The structure has three storeys, and a garret with a corbelled-out parapet at one gable. There are large windows, and a number of gunloops. A courtyard surrounded the castle.



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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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darren m (3 years ago)
Beautiful old castle but the best part is fenced off in a private garden, so you cant get a great look around.
Irene Watson (4 years ago)
Lovely old castle. On main road, limited parking. Worth a visit
Sam Holt (5 years ago)
Beautiful castle, the house next door still needs some work.
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