Penicuik House
The Site

Standing at the heart of one of Scotland’s most important 18th-century designed landscapes Penicuik House was designed and built in the 1760s by Sir James Clerk, 3rd Baronet of Penicuik, with John Baxter the Elder, a renowned builder of that period, responsible for many of Scotland’s most distinguished 18th-century country houses. Later extended with two large wings by the eminent Victorian architect David Bryce in 1857, the house quickly became established as one of the finest second-generation neo-Palladian houses in the country until a fire in 1899 devastated the roof and interiors and left the once-magnificent building in ruins. 

Learn More – Penicuik House Preservation Trust 

Penicuik House

The Story

To mark the 25th national Doors Open Day, the Scottish Civic Trust commissioned both complete and ruined versions of the house in Minecraft. ImmersiveMinds used hundreds of thousands of blocks to make scale models of Penicuik House and many hours of work went into creating the exteriors and interiors of the property.

Learn More – BBC

Want to Play?

1) Ensure that Minecraft has already been downloaded onto your device

2) Click the “play” button below to download the file 

3) Open the file containing the map and resource pack

4) Follow the instructions in the folder

5) Have fun!

If you encounter any issues with the download, please contact

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