Behind the doors of Borthwick Castle
6 Mins
From a refuge for Mary Queen of Scots to a unique luxury retreat, it took three years to restore Borthwick Castle to its former medieval glory. Here interior designer Melanie Brown gives us the inside scoop on the exclusive venue. Built in 1430 by Sir William de Borthwick, a Scottish ambassador to England and a renowned member of the ancient Borthwick family, Borthwick Castle is located in Gorebridge and known...
Borthwick castle / interiors / exclusive venue
Behind the doors: The Rock House
5 Mins
In a city so brimming with iconic architecture that it warrants World Heritage status, peppered with buildings steeped in such history that you’d need to travel back 800 years to meet the...
Rock House / architecture / history
George Heriot’s School
3 Mins
George Heriot’s School has been a feature of Edinburgh for over 300 years, its clocktower clearly visible across the south of the city. But the founder of the school, often remembered today...
Home / iconic / School
Iconic Edinburgh
3 Mins
St Mary’s Street is often overlooked in comparison to other parts of the Old Town, but it has a long and fascinating history and deserves closer attention. Strictly speaking the street...
Home / iconic / St Mary’s Street
Iconic Edinburgh
4 Mins
The name Princes Street is synonymous with Edinburgh, but its architecture is often overlooked by city residents. In fact most of its buildings are now listed and in amongst the modern...
iconic / Buildings / Princes Street
Iconic Edinburgh
3 Mins
The twin gothic towers of New College are a key feature of the Old Town skyline, framing the spire of the Hub behind on the Royal Mile. The need for a new centre to study theology grew out...
iconic / Edinburgh / New College
Iconic Edinburgh
2 Mins
Old Moray House is easily missed, its grey stone rubble walls blending into the rest of the Canongate, but it is one of the oldest and most important buildings in Edinburgh. The building...
Edinburgh / iconic / Old Moray House
Iconic Edinburgh
4 Mins
In our series celebrating the city’s architectural treasurers, David Hicks of Edinburgh World Heritage takes a closer look at the story behind The Balmoral Hotel The Balmoral Hotel and its...
Hotels / iconic / The Balmoral Hotel