A ROOM DESIGNED TO MAKE YOU LOOK UP
The Borthwicks and Sinclairs were powerful clans with lands all over Scotland including the Lothians.
They formed strong alliances through marriage and the 2nd Earl of Borthwick, father of the later first Lord Borthwick, was married to Beatrice Sinclair in 1411, twenty years prior to the construction of the castle by their son.
You need to be fit to reach the South Tower's highest room with its original vaulted stone roof, the tallest of all the bedchambers.
In beautiful turquoise colours and oak panelling this is a room designed to make you look up.
Sit back by the log burner and and enjoy Uccello's painting of the Battle of San Romano, the battle itself contemporary with the Castle. The painting is designed to be viewed from below and is one of the earliest examples of the use of perspective in Renaissance art.
Or you can lock yourself in the tower and enjoy the imposing views outside the windows. The bathroom is a smart ensuite shower room with views over the Middleton Burn.
BORTHWICK CASTLE, NORTH MIDDLETON, EH23 4QY. +44 (0) 1875 820514. CONTACT
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