Popular tourist attraction that is undergoing sensitive restoration. The long time home of Sir Walter Scott
Castles in Scottish Borders
Castles and historic houses in the Scottish Borders to the South of Edinburgh
Large fortified castle built by built by Regent Morton in 1581 but abandoned 1630. Listed and still impressive
Still inhabited home to the Duke of Roxburghe with ten rooms to view including collection of funiture and modern art.
Manderston is the supreme country house of Edwardian Scotland; the swan-song of its era.
Magical hidden castle beside the chapel that is a must visit. Barely known and hidden away... open to public
Whiteside Peel or tower is a ruined example of Borders tower near Mellerstain House. You can walk to from the main house but not signposted.
Scotland's best preserved castle, now a hotel
Massive norman and victorian Border Pele or Peel that dates back to 1320 with later C19 baronial additions by Graham. Still inhabited by the same family since C17 and not open to public.
Old ruined 14th century castle that was destroyed in 1548. Open to public
Astonishingly beautiful Georgian house designed by William Adam & his son Robert
Site of 14th C tower house near Peebles that has been a hotel since 1949
Site of old tower