Looking back towards the chapel.
A short distance from the chapel is Rosslyn Castle,built by the St Clair family in the early 14th century,the building has remained habitable throughout it's long and turbulent history. The more modern looking French style house behind the ruined entrance was built as part of extensive alterations around 1600. This part of the castle descends on 5 floors to ground level. The upper floors are at present let as holiday accomodation.
Jousting : image source,Wikipedia.
By the end of the Medieval Age tournaments had become massive theatrical events, accompanied by feasting,music and dancing. Knights and their entourage travelled around Europe to take part in these.
Ancient castle foundations.
Beneath the castle, path to the river.
Young birch and hawthorn trees have self-seeded under the mature tree canopy.
The river through the trees.
River North Esk, below the castle.