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Historic Attractions in Lothian & Scottish Borders

Subcategory: Castles & Stately Homes

Smailholm Tower (HS)

Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7PG

Sited high on a rocky outcrop this well preserved 16th century tower house was built for defence.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Crichton Castle (HS)

Pathhead, Crichton, Midlothian, EH37 5XA

A large castle with a spectacular facade of faceted stonework, added by the Earl of Bothwell between 1581 and 1591…

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Hopetoun House

South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SL

Stately home, with sweeping lawns and magnificient grounds. The State Apartments are superb with many notable paintings...

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

The Abbotsford Trust

Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9BQ

Abbotsford is the iconic house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, the famous 19th century author, poet and historian.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Hume Castle

Kelso, Scotland, UK

House of The Binns (NTS)

Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NA

The House of the Binns has been the home of the Dalyells since 1612. It has a collection of portraits and china.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Ayton Castle

Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5RD

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

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Hailes Castle

East Linton, EH40 3DH

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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...

Dalmeny House

South Queensferry, EH30 9TQ

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

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...

Reviews:
1 Smailholm Tower (HS) Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7PG 4 stars
2 Crichton Castle (HS) Pathhead, Crichton, Midlothian, EH37 5XA 3 stars
3 Hopetoun House South Queensferry, West Lothian, EH30 9SL 4 stars
4 The Abbotsford Trust Abbotsford, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9BQ 3 stars
5 Hume Castle Kelso, Scotland, UK
6 House of The Binns (NTS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NA 4 stars
7 Ayton Castle Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5RD
8 Manderston House and Garden Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3PP 3 stars
9 Hailes Castle East Linton, EH40 3DH
10 Bowhill House Bowhill, Selkirk, Borders, TD7 5ET 4 stars
11 Kielder Castle (FC) Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER
12 Dalmeny House South Queensferry, EH30 9TQ
13 Neidpath Castle Peebles, Borders, EH45 8NW

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