Barnbougle Castle

Dalmeny, United Kingdom

Barnbougle Castle is a much-altered tower house on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. It lies within the Earl of Rosebery's estate, just northwest of Dalmeny House. Although its history goes back to the 13th century, the present castle is the result of rebuilding in 1881 by the 5th Earl of Rosebery, who served as Prime Minister from 1894–1895.

The castle is built on a projecting rock terrace. It incorporates some of the fabric of the original castle on the north and east sides, but is mainly a late-nineteenth century construction. There are three storeys and an attic; the building is rubble, dressed with ashlar sandstone. Features include crowstep gables, bartizans (small turrets) with water spouts on the two western corners, and a crenellated parapet. A 2.4-metre high obelisk sundial stands in the castle garden, having been moved there in 1890.



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Dalmeny, United Kingdom
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Founded: 1881
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Leigh Old (5 months ago)
Wonderful and gorgeous venue for our friends wedding. Staff were exceptional, food was fabulous. Fantastic night.
Kim Proven (6 months ago)
Incredible setting. First class venue for a party. Exceptional catering by Wild Thyme. Wonderful views over the forth at sunset. A special place. Delighted to have experienced it.
Mr Kbjunior88 (14 months ago)
Full of character and charm,well maintained and surrounding areas are lovely too! Great views overlooking the Firth of Forth....very nice indeed!
Eugeen (16 months ago)
Legit took my breath away when arriving for a wedding. The venue, both inside and out, are truly magnificent. I have been to weddings in similar settings (Carlowrie Castle) and not only did Barnbougle Castle visually blow anything else out the water, but the staff were so friendly and chill. This made a nice change from other caterers who are clearly just wedding factories, waiting for the next one to come along. An absolutely spectacular place.
Mati Bo (17 months ago)
very nice views and a great place
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