Visit Penicuik and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Penicuik, Midlothian, l0 miles South East of Edinburgh is in the folds of the Pentlands.
Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, Bart (1676— 1755), was a patron of the arts and a man of affairs. He travelled throughout Europe, but lived as a Scottish laird on his estates.
The fine Augustan house that he designed for himself lasted till 1899, when it was accidently burnt. Its gutted façade still stands mournfully yet impressively. His descendant, Sir John Clerk of today, lives with his family in what was, in the 18th century, the stables block. These graciously designed and converted buildings are ample for the needs of a modern family. The block is about the size of a small quadrangle in an Oxford College.
Some 2 miles South West of Penicuik stands Brunstane Castle, now a ruin but still impressive in its reduced state. It rises upon the bank of the River Esk, which until recently provided the burgh of Penicuik with the power for its paper-mills.
Nearby cities: Edinburgh
Nearby towns: Balerno, Bonnyrigg, Currie, Dalkeith, Loanhead, Peebles
Nearby villages: Auchendinny, Bilston, Borthwick, Broxburn, Carrington, Danderhall, Dolphinton, East Calder, Easthouses, Eddleston, Gorebridge, Gowkshill, Hillend, Howgate, Kirknewton, Kirknewton, Lasswade, Leadburn, Mayfield, Mid Calder, Millerhill, Milton Bridge, Musselburgh, Newbattle, Newtongrange, Nine Mile Burn, North Middleton, Prestonpans, Rosewell, Roslin, Silverburn, Temple, Wallyford, West Linton, Whitecraig, Winchburgh
Have you decided to visit Penicuik or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Penicuik bed and breakfast (a Penicuik B&B or Penicuik b and b)
- a Penicuik guesthouse
- a Penicuik hotel (or motel)
- a Penicuik self-catering establishment, or
- other Penicuik accommodation