Melville Castle, Midlothian, Location, Hotel, Architect, Date, Scottish Architecture
Melville Castle, Dalkeith, Midlothian
Historic Dalkeith Building, Lothian, south east Scotland – part design by James Playfair
Melville Castle Dalkeith
Address: Melville Gate, Gilmerton Road, nr Dalkeith, Midlothian
Melville Castle is a luxury Hotel as well as being a large Scottish Castle. The castle sits on the bank of the North Esk and dates from 1786.
Address: Gilmerton Rd, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH18 1AP
Melville Castle was built on the site of the old medieval castle for the first Viscount Melville. The Entrance Hall was designed by James Playfair.
A key Midlothian building not too far to the west is Rosslyn Chapel.
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James Playfair died in 1793. He had been an architect based in London. James’s eldest son, William Henry Playfair, was adopted at the age of six. William also become an renowned architect.
William Playfair – some Edinburgh Works:
Edinburgh New Town Phase 3 Development: Blenheim Place, Brunswick Street, Brunton
Royal Scottish Academy formerly The Royal Institution, 1822-26, enlarged & altered 1832-5
Calton Hill, City Observatory, 1818
Website: Dalkeith, Midlothian
Historic Buildings in the Lothians
photo © Adrian Welch
photo © AW
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