7 hours ago
Hidden Treasures at THE BURN. The Burn estate was created by General Lord Adam Gordon in the late 18th Century and Burn House was constructed between 1791 and 1796. The main hall of the house was designed to impress with its Palladian design features, magnificent unsupported staircase and elaborate plasterwork.
The photographs below show some of the key plasterwork features of the hall ceiling along with a picture of Adam Gordon who was Scotland’s most senior military officer at the time. General Gordon clearly wanted to leave his mark and to this end he designed the hall ceiling to be his signature.
The relief plasterwork designs around the central ceiling rose are of a stag’s head (reflecting the Gordon family crest); a group of military accoutrements (depicting his lifetime of military service) and a bow & arrow (recognising his role as a member of the Royal Company of Archers - the Royal Bodyguard of Scotland).
In Burn House, General Lord Adam Gordon has left a magnificent and much loved legacy. #theburn #holidayaccommodation #academicretreat #glenesk ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Hidden Treasures at THE BURN. Just a few days ago, while gardening near Burn House, we unearthed a badly corroded army cap badge. It turns out that it is the badge of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment (17th of Foot) and reminds us that The Burn was a military hospital during World War 2.
The badge itself depicts a Royal Tiger to mark the regiment’s service in India from 1804 until 1823. In 1964, the Royal Leicestershire Regiment was amalgamated with other infantry units to form the Royal Anglian Regiment - known as the tigers.
The Burn has a rich and interesting history spanning 240 years. Burn House is Grade B listed and the estate is a protected designed landscape. If you or anyone you know has an interest in history then there is much more to see at THE BURN.
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3 days ago
Hidden Treasures at THE BURN. The Burn Estate was created during the late 18th Century and still has many of the original points of interest. The tree below is a split or cut leaf European beech which would have been part of the original planting scheme.
This magnificent tree provides interest throughout the year as well as a sense of peace, strength and continuity. It also provides a point of reflection for our guests who visit The Burn to escape the incessant demands of our modern world. If you’re looking for an escape then visit www.theburn.co.uk.
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If we could leave Edinburgh we would love to be back up. Hope everyone is doing well.
We’ll be back as soon as restrictions allow it!
One of my fave walks, your grounds are beautiful x
Peaceful & Spiritual
6 days ago
Flashback Friday ...... Although it only seems like yesterday, it is now more than 6 years since The Burn provided overnight accommodation for Claire Alldritt and her two horses, Yogi and Swift. Claire had just completed the first day of her challenging expedition to ride across the Scottish Highlands from coast to coast.
Well, six years on, Claire has published a book about the journey and has kindly presented a copy to The Burn. Claire refers to what she does as ‘dobbineering’ - gentle mountaineering with horses. Her book is not only the story of her own challenge but is also a full of historical notes. It is a fascinating story and is now available from Amazon!
We send our very best wishes to Claire and all the luck in the world to achieve her goal of completing a thousand mile trek and becoming a member of the Long Riders Guild. ... See MoreSee Less
It appears you are an expert tweeter now lol! Thank you for your lovely card, and thank you for this post. Feels very strange to see these extra photos of me setting off from The Burn all those years ago 🙂 x
The Burn Scotland is in Edzell.
2 weeks ago
On this the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we again stood silently to remember those who fought and died for the freedoms we enjoy today. At The Burn, we especially remember Lt James Russell who was just 21 when he was killed while on active service with the 3rd Battalion of the 15th Punjab Regiment during the Italian campaign of WW2. The Burn is James’ living memorial and our focus for remembrance is his Italian Cypress tree; standing tall like a sentry at the entrance to Burn House. We will always remember. ... See MoreSee Less