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Historic Attractions in Lothian & Scottish Borders

Subcategory: Castles & Stately Homes

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.

Gunsgreen House

Eyemouth, TD14 5SD

Visit Gunsgreen and see the amazing ‘tea chute’- the only one of its kind, where smuggled tea was hidden from prying…

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Traquair House

Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW

Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House. Spanning over a thousand years of Scottish history and still a family home.

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Floors Castle

Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7SF

Floors Castle is the largest inhabited castle in Scotland home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe.

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Tantallon Castle (HS)

North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5PN

Set on the edge of cliffs, this formidable castle was a stronghold of the Douglas family.

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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.

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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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Hailes Castle

East Linton, EH40 3DH

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...

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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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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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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Dalmeny House

South Queensferry, EH30 9TQ

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

1 Greenknowe Tower (HS) Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK
2 Gunsgreen House Eyemouth, TD14 5SD
3 Traquair House Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW 5 stars
4 Floors Castle Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7SF 4 stars
5 Tantallon Castle (HS) North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5PN 4 stars
6 House of The Binns (NTS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NA 4 stars
7 Alnwick Castle Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ
8 Hailes Castle East Linton, EH40 3DH
9 Kielder Castle (FC) Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER
10 Ayton Castle Eyemouth, Berwickshire, TD14 5RD
11 Manderston House and Garden Duns, Berwickshire, TD11 3PP 3 stars
12 Bowhill House Bowhill, Selkirk, Borders, TD7 5ET 4 stars
13 Neidpath Castle Peebles, Borders, EH45 8NW
14 Dalmeny House South Queensferry, EH30 9TQ

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