Print Heritage Room

This Heritage Room at Castle Leslie was once known as the Pink Room due to the colour it was painted. It’s a cosy room in winter and was often used by Sir John Betjeman, the Poet Laureate, whenever he visited the castle. It has marvellous views of the front of the castle and outdoor landscape.

Print Heritage Room at Castle Leslie

Sir John (Jack) Leslie made this room his home when he returned after five years in a German POW camp. After he moved to Rome, Camilla Leslie, Sammy’s sister, made it hers, having outgrown the Nursery. Desmond Leslie also used the room extensively for his writing, composing his first play there. He also wrote some amusing topical review songs and lyrics here that were staged at the Gate Theatre by the famous Hilton Edwards and Michael Mac Liammoir.

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