Corstorphine Dovecot was built in the 16th century to provide pigeon meat and droppings for the Corstorphine Castle estate, the rest of which has long since been replaced by well-heeled Edinburgh suburbs. The beehive-shape, stone building now forms an unusual accessory to an already attractive front garden. Views are of the outside only (a locked door prevents access to the interior, which apparently contains 1,060 nest boxes) and it's not worth traveling miles to see, but worth a look if you're passing through the area - perhaps after visiting nearby Edinburgh Zoo.
|[Corstorphine Dovecot (access through the gate on the left)]|
Name: Corstorphine Dovecot ★☆☆☆☆
Location: Dovecot Road, Corstorphine, 4 miles west of central Edinburgh, G.R.: NT 201725 ///vouch.prove.laying
Open: Always (exterior only)