Corstorphine Dovecot, Image Credit: Corstorphine Trust

Corstorphine Dovecot


A 16th century traditional dovecot in fine condition, available for exterior viewing.

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 remains of the Castle estate.

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