Large and somewhat foreboding tower near Prestonpans. In care of council and can be viewed from its gardens. Said to be haunted.

Remains of a late medieval towerhouse with associated gardens. The four storey tower house was built in the early 15th century with the addition of two stories in the early 17th century.

It was burnt down three times; in 1544 by the Earl of Hereford as part of Henry VIII's 'Rough Wooing', in 1650 by Cromwells troops and again in 1663 by accident.

The property was owned by the Hamilton family on and off before being purchased by the National Truist in 1936.

 

Hamilton
Prestonpans
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