Discover the Many Exciting Attractions in Pencaitland
If you head over to East Lothian in Scotland you will find a small village situated there called Pencaitland. The village is divided into two parts, the Wester Pencaitland and the Easter Pencaitland, by the River Tyne. A single stone bridge dating all the way back to the 16th Century joins the two halves of Pencaitland, providing the locals and visitors easy access to either side of the river.
Pencaitland is not far off from many of the other towns. Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is just over sixteen miles away. Interestingly, it is here that the famous Castlesound Recording Studio has taken up residence in a building that was formerly a primary school. Over the decades many well known groups like REM, Simple Minds and The Blue Nile have come here to have recordings done. On the Wester Pencaitland side you will find the Mercat Cross, a sundial that was used by different industries centuries ago.
In 1965 a large industrial building was built near the entrance of the Wester Pencaitland to produced malting for a variety of products. This is a process where a variety of cereal grains are taken and allowed to germinate to a point and then are taken and dried immediately before the plant develops further. If you enjoy whisky then take a ride out to the Glenkinchie Distillery, which is not far off from the village and enjoy the tours that they provide. The Glenkinchie Distillery is well known for the single malt whisky that it produces; you will see it is part of the United Distillers Classic Malts range when you look for it in shops.
Winton House was originally a castle in the 1400s but was later destroyed by Henry VIII in an attempt to impress Mary the First of Scotland. Winton House was rebuilt by the Seton family centuries later and today this impressive building serves as an event and conference venue. Saltoun Hall is another grand building that was first built as a castle in the 1100’s and today is used as an apartment building. Another building you can go visit is Penkaet Castle, which is today known as Fountainhall. This mysterious castle, which is thought to be inhabited by ghosts was first built in the 1400s and lies just outside Pencaitland.