Midhope Castle is a 16th-century tower house in Scotland. The derelict castle that can be seen today represents the much-altered 5-storey, oblong tower house.

In 1678, Midhope was given a facelift when an entrance tower was removed and the extension to the east was heightened and extended. A new doorway was added along with a small courtyard.

In the 15th-century Midhope belonged to the Martin family. During the latter 16th century, the castle belonged to Alexander Drummond of Midhope, brother to Robert Drummond of Carnock, Master of Work to the Crown of Scotland. A stone inscribed 'AD 1582 MB' commemorates Alexander and his wife Marjory Bruce.

A painted ceiling from the tower survives in the care of Historic Scotland at Edinburgh; it is planned to be put on public display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It includes cinquefoil motifs and probably commemorates the marriage of Sir Robert Drummond, who became laird in 1619, to a Hamilton heiress. The family motto was 'ad astra per ardua' and fragments from another painted ceiling had gold stars, represented in the crest of the coat of arms.

A large, two-chambered, oblong, late 17th century dovecot sits about 140 metres (150 yd) to the southeast.

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

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Igor Smy (7 months ago)
Outlander fans place. Good place to come and see. Only outside. Not a lot to see around. Located in the middle of private farm
Melissa Oswald (8 months ago)
Such a beautiful place to visit! Amazing history! An awesome Outlander filming location for those of you that are Jamie fans! It's a must see! It will take your breath away!
E craven (8 months ago)
If you love Outlander you will enjoy visiting. Although it is just the external of the building it is a beautiful building. You don't need to spend a long time there but it is a great stop off point in your journey, just make sure to pre-book you visit ticket via the website ? I would definitely recommend a visit if you have the time to stop off. I would say the maximum time you need to spend there is 30 minutes.
Andrew Bowdler (8 months ago)
Wish Scottish National trust would take over and renovate this amazing building. Loved visiting, beautiful castle, Outlanders finest.?
Philip Grant (9 months ago)
If you are a fan then this is a must see, it's exactly per the film as you first approach. Great pic opportunity sat on the steps. Note there is nothing else there to see and you only need around 1/2 hr. You can not enter the building just look around the outside.
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