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Hermitage Castle (HS)

Liddesdale, Newcastleton

Soak up the eerie, powerful atmosphere of an imposing stronghold with a notorious reputation. One of the great Borders castles, Hermitage dates back to the 1300s. Look for the garrison's cesspit and seek shelter under the great arch if it rains.

Legend holds that Hermitage's lord, William De Soulis, was boiled in lead by locals for undertaking black magic rituals. His demonic familiar Robin Redcap is said to haunt the castle grounds. Mary Queen of Scots visited her future husband Bothwell here.

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Opening Times

April to September, Monday - Sunday 9.30am to 5.30pm.

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Rating

Visit Scotland
4 Stars

Contact

Hermitage Castle (HS)

Hawick
Liddesdale
Newcastleton
Borders
TD9 0LU
Phone: 01387 376 222
Email: customer@hes.scot
Website: http://www.historicenvironment.s...
Hermitage Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk

Directions

5.5 miles north east of Newcastleton, B6399.

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