Fenton Tower Photo, 16th Century Scottish building, Kingston history, Date, North Berwick location, Architect

Fenton Tower : Scottish Castle Accommodation

Castle near North Berwick, East Lothian Luxury Accommodation, Scotland

post updated 20 December 2023

Location: Kingston, North Berwick

Fortified 16th Century tower: luxury accommodation for up to 12 people

Fenton Tower dates from 1550 and is set on top of a small hillock at the western end of the ridge south of North Berwick. Fenton Tower was a ruin until around the start of the 21st century. It is a rendered L-plan towerhouse with very little gournds – no wooded policy, just a good vantage point over East Lothian’s rolling countryside.

Fenton Tower, East Lothian Castle
16th Century Scottish property photo : James Denham, courtesy wikimedia commons

Fenton Tower East Lothian

Fenton Tower was owned by the Anglo-Norman De-vaux family. The three-storey building with Great Hall at First Floor was probably built by Sir John Carmichael: the tower date stone panel of 1577 over the doorway once displayed bears his initials.

The Carmichaels also held the ancient Hepburn stronghold of Waughton castle, near Whitekirk, until they lost if to the Hepburns (see the information board at nearby Hailes Castle re this family). King James VI (1567-1625) stayed in 1591 with the Carmichaels at Fenton Tower.

Fenton seems to have been undamaged by Cromwell during his army’s the sacking of Lothian castles in the 1650’s and stone robbers in the 1700’s.

This L-plan 16th Century Scottish fortified building has now been fully restored.

Please check with the owners for details such as access & charge:

Phone: +44 (0)1620 89 0089
Email: manager(at)fentontower.com

Fenton Tower to open

The £2m historic tower restoration was completed around 2002: NGRA were the architects

Another East Lothian Castle close by, to the south:

Hailes Castle, east of Haddington, East Lothian
Hailes Castle

Castles in East Lothian

Historic Scottish Property Designs – key architectural selection below:

Lennoxlove House, south of Haddington, East Lothian
Lennoxlove House

Tantallon Castle, near North Berwick, East Lothian
Tantallon Castle

Dunbar Castle, East Lothian
Dunbar Castle

Edinburgh Walking Tours – Scottish capital city walks by e-archiect guides

Historic Buildings in Eastern Scotland

East Lothian building with work by Simpson & Brown Architects:

Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick

Scottish Castles

Castles in Midlothian

Historic Midlothian Property Designs – key architectural selection below:

Crichton Castle, ruined building near the village of Crichton, Midlothian
Crichton Castle

Melville Castle, Gilmerton Road, near Dalkeith, Midlothian – on the bank of the North Esk
Design in part: James Playfair Architect
Melville Castle

Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, EH19 3JB
Dalhousie Castle

Borthwick Castle, Borthwick, Midlothian, 12 miles south of Edinburgh, near Gorebridge, on minor road north off A7
Borthwick Castle

Craigmillar Castle

Couston Castle

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Website: www.fentontower.com