Corstorphine Hill Tower

milton

Bonnyrigg, United Kingdom

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Many now consider that the name Corstorphine has come from come from the GAELIC language meaning a White Hollow in a Wet Place (CORIE STOIR FIONN). The “phine” part is not pronounced fine as in dine but fin as in pin. I played here many, many times as a child, in the middle of a vast dark wood and came to no harm whatsoever (unless you count grazed knees, nettle stings etc.!). I visited it yesterday for the first time in years and all the old sounds and memories came flooding back. The tower is dedicated to Sir Walter Scott – but we didn’t care about that. It was a castle, a ship, a dungeon – whatever we wanted it to be.

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