Inside creepy abandoned mansion run as asylum for rich before devastating fire

Mavisbank House near Loanhead in Midlothian, south of Edinburgh, was completed in 1727, but the once-elegant country pile has since fallen into ruin and disrepair

One of the UK's creepiest abandoned buildings has been revealed as a huge former country mansion in Scotland which was turned into an asylum for the rich by a mysterious real-life Sherlock Holmes.

Mavisbank House near Loanhead in Midlothian, a 20-minute drive south of Edinburgh, was designed by renowned architect William Adam and completed in 1727.

The once-elegant country pile was commissioned by Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, 2nd Baronet, and was once regarded as one of...
source: Daily Star

2020-05-31 16:29
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