Ancient Castles in Scottish Borders

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This is a region which is drenched in the blood of countless battles with the English, and its many ruined castles and abbeys bear witness to this. It also has inspired the country's greatest poets and writers such as Robert Burns, John Buchan and Sir Walter Scott. The wildest and most spectacular scenery is to be found in the southern part of the region, but it is along the central valley of the River Tweed, between Peebles in the west and Kelso in the east, where you'll find most of the historic attractions. The hill walking and spa-town atmosphere of Peebles is recommended.

  • The Borders is a great area for finding interesting ancient castles, some still functioning dwellings and others ruined from begone wars against the English. However ancient castle sites are nearly always in interesting locations and many of the ruined ones can be visited for free. In addition to those with links below, Private House Stays recommends the following for your consideration: Neidpath Castle, Dryhope Tower, Ferniehirst Castle, Greenknowe Tower, Hume Castle, Roxburgh Castle and Tinnis Castle.



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