Castles monuments in The Scottish Borders
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Castles & Ancient Monuments in The Scottish Borders

Heritage sites also including Battlefield sites, Historic Landmarks & Roman Forts in The Scottish Borders...

The Scottish Borders Ancient Monuments, Castles, Roman Forts, Battlefield Sites, etc

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Thirlestane Castle Trust, Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6RU
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Thirlestane Castle is the ancient seat of the Earls and Duke of Lauderdale. It is still the Maitland family home.

Famous for its unrivalled 17th century plasterwork ceilings, the castle has fine furnishings, pictures, Maitland family treasures, historic toys and country life exhibition.

Facilities include free parking for castle visitors, a woodland walk and a gift shop. Coffees, light lunches and teas are served in the Old Servants Hall.

The perfect location for banquets, private receptions, musical evenings & corporate events. The Castle is licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies.
Tel: 01578 722430    Fax: 01578 722761
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Kelso, Roxburghshire
A few minutes' walk from the pretty cobbled square town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders, lies the romantic Floors Castle, with its roof bristling with turrets, pinnacles and cupolas.

The largest inhabited house in Scotland and home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe, this magnificent edifice is a treasury of sumptuous tapestries, porcelain and 17th century French furniture and artwork.

Come and enjoy a Castle tour, enjoy a hearty riverside or woodland walk or relax with a coffee and homemade traybake or luncheon. All food prepared by the personal Chef to the Duke and Duchess. Free car parking, dogs allowed on a lead and a children's adventure playground available too.
Establishment Disabled FacilitiesEstablishment Facilities for petsSmoking FacilitiesTel: 01573 223333    Fax: 01573 226056
Book online or find more info - FLOORS CASTLE

Dryburgh Abbey

Dryburgh, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0RQ
Tel: 01835 822381

Perhaps the most beautiful of all the Border abbeys, the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey are remarkably complete. The burial place of Sir Walter Scott and Field Marshall Earl Haig. Situated 5 miles south east of Melrose on the B6404, near St. Boswells.

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Foulden Tithe Barn

Foulden, Chirnside (4 miles south east of Chirnside)

A two-storey barn used for storing payments to the parish church made in grain.
Not open to the public, but may be viewed from the road.

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Edin's Hall Broch

Abbey St. Bathans, Duns, (Duns via A6112)

One of the few Iron Age Brochs in lowland Scotland and unusually large.
Open all year Any reasonable time.

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Greenknowe Tower

Gordon, Berwickshire ( mile west of Gordon on A6105)

A handsome tower house in an L plan built in 1581 and still retaining its iron gate.

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Jedburgh Abbey

4-5 Abbey Bridge End, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, TD8 6JQ
Tel: 01835 863925

Historic Scotland. A famous Border abbey founded in 1138 by David I as an Augustinian priory. Roofless but mostly complete Abbey church. Romanesque and Gothic details. Original 12th century west front. The foundations are all that remains of the cloister buildings. The coronation of Malcolm IV and the marriage of Alexander III took place here. Museum and video.

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Neidpath Castle

1 mile west of Peebles
Tel: 01721 720333

Authentic 14th century Castle set amidst wonderful scenery on River Tweed, Pit prison, well, museum, batiks, tartan display, picnic area, car park. Erstwhile home of Fraser, Hay and Douglas families.

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Peebles Crosskirk


A few minutes walk from Peebles High Street. The nave and west tower of a Trinitarian Friary, founded in the late 13th Century with foundations of the domestic buildings.

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Scottish Heritage

A vast 14th and 15th century ruin associated with the Douglases and Mary Queen of Scots. Restored in 19th century. Nearby 14th century Hermitage Chapel.

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Smallholm Tower

Smailholm, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7RT
Tel: 01835 822381

Set on a high rocky knoll this well preserved 16th Century tower house holds an exhibition of tapestries and costume dolls depicting characters from Sir Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Borders.

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