Niddry Castle

Around to the right of the castle

Niddry Castle is situated in a quiet and open location, right opposite the village of Winchburgh and flanked by a golf course. It is now privately owned and not open to the public but one can get a good view by walking all around the building. Niddry Castle was the property of Lord Seton, who came to meet Mary on the other side of the water when she escaped from Lochleven Island with the assistance of George and Willie Douglas. Having crossed the Forth at Queensferry, it is here that on the 2nd of May 1568, she gave instructions for the raising of her adherents and then rapidly moved on to Cadzow Castle in Lanarkshire, pausing at Craignethan Castle along the way.