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The Dower House

Door open days

29 September 2018 (10.00-16.00)


Dower House dates to 1587. It was in the ownership of James Ingles. J P Wood in his Draft History of Corstorphine Parish (written 1792) mentions the stones being removed from the old castle site to build Mr Michelson's house that was the residence of the Lord Forrester, the residence later known as the Dower House. It eventually fell into disrepair and was derelict until The Corstophine Trust began regenerating it in 1991.


Key Information

Building Date: 1587

Year Of Young People: Involvement with local primary schools in their quest to find out more about the area they live in and how things have changed in the village over the past 100 years.

Activities: children's activities, visual displays, stewards/volunteer at key points, video/audio presentations, refreshments.


Where to find us

  • St Margaret's Park
  • Corstorphine High Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH12 7SX