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Liberton Tower

Liberton Tower

Liberton Tower

Liberton Tower

Liberton Tower

Liberton Tower

Liberton Tower

Liberton Tower

Liberton Tower

Liberton Tower

Liberton Tower is a 15th century fortified house. It is located on a hill top site with outstanding views over Edinburgh. The Castles of Scotland Preservation Trust decided that adapting the derelict tower to form holiday accommodation would require the least alteration to the original structure and appointed Simpson & Brown to develop proposals.

The external harl and lime washing was based on analysis of the mortar from remains of earlier harl. The colour of the limewash was chosen to match a limewash colour found inside the basement. There was good evidence for the windows: the glazing checks survived along with the sockets for the transoms of the shutterboards. The hall and bedrooms have been furnished with the help of Stuart Interiors with a general late medieval and Scottish character. The lower vault contains a kitchen and a bathroom. It has been possible to hide most of the modern services via the old latrine shaft and under-floor heating was installed to avoid the use of radiators.

 The project was generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland.

 

Project name: Liberton Tower
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