The property on which Whittingehame Tower stands was acquired by the Douglas family in the 14th century, but the tower is more likely late 15th or early 16th century. However it may incorporate parts of an earlier structure.
The tower is rectangular in plan, with a protruding staircase jamb to the north, and is three storeys high, with a castellated parapet.
In 1576 William Douglas of Whittingehame and George Auchinleck of Balmanno, both Senators of the College of Justice, were responsible for cross-examined one Bessye Dunlop as a suspected witch in Dalkeith.
The tower has been restored and is in use as a residence.
Alternative names for Whittingehame Castle
Quhittinghame; Whittingehame Castle Tower; Whittingehame Tower; Whittinghame Castle; Whittinghame Tower