The road to Corstorphine Castle was lined by an avenue of sycamore trees. One of the trees survived, until it was blown down in the winter storms of 1998. In its heyday, the well-known sycamore tree was more than 55 feet high and over 12 feet round. In August 1679, James, Lord Forrester was murdered at the tree, by his mistress, Christian Nimmo. Her ghost, known as ‘The White Lady’, is said to haunt the spot where she killed her lover with his own sword.
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