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Historic Attractions in Lothian & Scottish Borders

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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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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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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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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.

Dirleton Castle and Gardens (HS)

North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5ER

The oldest part of this romantic castle dates from the 13th century.

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Hermitage Castle (HS)

Liddesdale, Newcastleton, Borders, TD9 0LU

A vast eerie fortress, at the heart of many of the bloodiest events in the history of the Borders.

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Etal Castle

Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4TN

Overlooking Etal Village the ruined castle has an award winning exhibition.

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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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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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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Norham Castle

Norham, Scotland, UK

Thirlestane Castle

Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6RU

One of the seven Great Houses of Scotland.

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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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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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1 Floors Castle Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7SF 4 stars
2 Blackness Castle (HS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7NH 4 stars
3 Mellerstain House and Gardens Gordon, Borders, TD3 6LG 4 stars
4 Greenknowe Tower (HS) Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK
5 Dirleton Castle and Gardens (HS) North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5ER 4 stars
6 Hermitage Castle (HS) Liddesdale, Newcastleton, Borders, TD9 0LU 4 stars
7 Etal Castle Cornhill-on-Tweed, TD12 4TN
8 Tantallon Castle (HS) North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 5PN 4 stars
9 Gunsgreen House Eyemouth, TD14 5SD
10 Traquair House Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW 5 stars
11 Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Northumberland, NE69 7DF
12 Norham Castle Norham, Scotland, UK
13 Thirlestane Castle Lauder, Berwickshire, TD2 6RU 4 stars
14 Alnwick Castle Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ
15 Linlithgow Palace (HS) Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AL 4 stars

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