Woolmet House was a late 17th century L-plan house just outside Edinburgh, now demolished, although it seems to have replaced an earlier castle.
It is often said to have been built in 1686 however it was to here that Francis Stewart, Earl of Bothwell, retreated to in 1594 after rebelling against James VI.
The house was demolished in 1953 following subsidence from mining operations, leaving only a 17th century Renaissance gateway which once gave access to the courtyard of the property.
The main door from the house was installed into the west wall of the Outlook Tower of the Camera Obscura on Ramsay Lane in Edinburgh in 1955. Some carved stone from the house was incorporated into the Castle of Mey by Sinclair MacDonald Architects.
Alternative names for Woolmet
Wolmet; Wolmot; Woolmet House; Woomet; Wowmet; Wowmit; Wymet