Image of the stone three tiered dovecot behind a stone wall,© Image Credit: Corstorphine Trust
© Image Credit: Corstorphine Trust

Corstorphine Dovecot

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A 16th century traditional dovecot in fine condition - external viewing only

The Corstorphine Dovecot, set in a leafy suburb, is a popular Edinburgh landmark which presents an excellent opportunity to view an example of 16th century architecture in excellent condition. Originally part of the Costorphine Castle Estate, Dovecots (or Doocots) would not only house pigeons for nesting and meat, but also acted as a status symbol commonly found on larger estates. With the castle demolished and much of the grounds now converted into modern residential areas, the doocot is the last remaining building from the Castle estate.

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