Borthwick Midlothian Scotland

Borthwick Castle

A fort was built at Borthwick circa 1430, at that time the land was known as Morte of Lockerwort until 1583 when it became Borthwick. Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Bothwell used Borthwick Castle as a refuge when escaping after the murder of Lord Darnley in 1567. Borthwick Castle was built by Sir William de Borthwick after being granted a charter by James I in 1430. This is one of the most authentic Keeps in Scotland in its original form.

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