Barnes Castle or Barney Vaults, Haddington
A 16th-century castle that became an 'instant ruin' following Sir John Seton'
unexpected death in 1594.
born in 1553, and became a diplomat and member of King Philip II of Spain's
personal bodyguard and rose to become the Royal Steward in Spain.
On his return to Scotland he was appointed by James VI and I, Treasurer, Master
of the Horse, and Master of the King's Household for life.
He was granted Garleton Castle, and took possession of Hailes Castle, while his
new Spanish-style castle at Barnes was being built.
castle is built
on a symmetrical quadrangular plan with protruding corner towers and
intermediate towers on the walls.
the impressive building never progressed further than the vaults at ground-floor