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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Founded: 1881
Category: Castles and fortifications in United Kingdom

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Ian Taylor (7 months ago)
Nice for a lovely walk through the woodland walk ways with magnificent views
Mark Bruce (2 years ago)
A beautifully refurbished Castle set in stunning woodlands
Karl 1974 (2 years ago)
Barnbougle Castle is a much-altered tower house on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, between Cramond and Queensferry, and within the parish of Dalmeny. 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.
Mo Storey (2 years ago)
Absolutely pristine castle on the banks of the forth, makes an exceptional venue with unparalleled views of cramond Island, inch Keith and beyond!
Charlie Sim (3 years ago)
Nice place to walk to although its private grounds with no entry
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