Gilston Peel is a simple rectangular tower, measuring around 9.5m by 6.7m, with walls 1.0m thick at the base.
It was ruinous by the early 19th century, but was restored as a two storey dwelling, changing many of the original features, one of which survives as a small window blocked-up in the south-east gable.
A small one storey extension has been built on the west wall, and the tower seems to have undergone further (and rather unsympathetic) restoration in the late 20th or early 21st century, with nine modern windows installed in the south wall, and four in the north wall.
Alternative names for Gilston Peel
Where is Gilston Peel?
Gilston Peel is in the parish of Fala and Soutra and the county of Midlothian.
Grid reference:NT 44353 56292
Lat / long:55.796671,-2.889029