A Ancient Castles in Scottish Borders
The Castle is built of magnificent Red Sandstone and was constructed for the family of Mitchell-Innes. Since then it has always been lived in as a family home with the exception of World War II when Esdaile School, Edinburgh were evacuated to it.
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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.