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Historic Attractions in Lothian & Scottish Borders

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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ

To many people, on their first sight of this glorious medieval castle, it can seem foreboding, and certainly its history...

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Blackness Castle (HS)

Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NH

Built in the 1400s and strengthened in the 16th century,Blackness has been a royal residence, prison and armaments depot.

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Greenknowe Tower (HS)

Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK

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

Linlithgow Palace (HS)

Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AL

The splendid ruins of this great royal palace are set in its own park beside Linlithgow Loch.

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Mellerstain House and Gardens

Gordon, Borders, TD3 6LG

Listed as one of Britain's best stately homes by The Telegraph, Mellerstain is a must-see.

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Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF

Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau high above the Northumberland coastline Bamburgh is one of the largest…

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Thirlestane Castle

Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6RU

One of the seven Great Houses of Scotland.

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Kielder Castle (FC)

Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER

Britain's largest forest park with Europe's largest man-made lake, offers many recreational and wildlife viewing...

Hailes Castle

East Linton, EH40 3DH

Neidpath Castle

Peebles, Borders, EH45 8NW

This dramatic castle stands on a crag beside the River Tweed. Built between the 14th and late 17th centuries. Fully...

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Bowhill House

Bowhill, Selkirk, Borders, TD7 5ET

Bowhill House is set in magnificent scenery. Outstanding collection of art silverware, porcelain and French furniture.

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Ayton Castle

Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5RD

Historic castle, dating back to 1846. The castle has been recently restored and is now a family home.

Dalmeny House

South Queensferry, EH30 9TQ

The house contains Scotland's best collection of furniture, porcelain and tapestries. Also portraits by Gainsborough,...

Manderston House and Garden

Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3PP

Manderston is an outstanding house of the Edwardian era with superb terraced gardens and a woodland garden with many rare...

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1 Alnwick Castle Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ
2 Blackness Castle (HS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NH 4 stars
3 Greenknowe Tower (HS) Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK
4 Linlithgow Palace (HS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AL 4 stars
5 Mellerstain House and Gardens Gordon, Borders, TD3 6LG 4 stars
6 Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF
7 Thirlestane Castle Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6RU 4 stars
8 Kielder Castle (FC) Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER
9 Hailes Castle East Linton, EH40 3DH
10 Neidpath Castle Peebles, Borders, EH45 8NW
11 Bowhill House Bowhill, Selkirk, Borders, TD7 5ET 4 stars
12 Ayton Castle Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5RD
13 Dalmeny House South Queensferry, EH30 9TQ
14 Manderston House and Garden Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3PP 3 stars

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