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Hermitage Castle

Hermitage Castle Liddesdale, Hawick TD9 0LU, Scotland
+44 13873 76222
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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hermitage Castle Liddesdale, Hawick TD9 0LU, Scotland
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"mary queen of scots"
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"historic scotland"
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"ticket office"
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"information boards"
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"bloody history"
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"guide book"
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"out of the way"
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"off the beaten track"
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"well worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"interesting history"
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"small free car park"
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"high walls"
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"fantastic place to visit"
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"those places"
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"worth the journey"
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"passing places"
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"short walk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting, atmospheric, lonely castle in the Scottish Borders. Unfortunately when we arrived it was absolutely pouring with rain/hail/thunder so we weren't able to wander around and soak up the atmosphere as I would have liked. Would definitely like to visit again sometime.

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I walked in the footsteps of my ancestors. What a special place for those of us with Elliot, Eliott, Eliot, Elliott blood. It is so worth the trip in the moors. History comes alive in a desolate place like this. If the walls could talk...

Thank MaryC508
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This a big stark pile with one intention, to intimidate and block enemies. With nearby chapel and earthworks, Hermitage has much fascinating history. Set in an open area it can be viewed on all sides. Loved it.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

As a 'nearly' (1 hour drive) local, I love this castle, such an impressive building located along a B road. Friendly and warm Historic Scotland staff greet you at the entrance...

Thank cwilson46
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Set in the middle of Liddesdale the castle was built to control access to the border between England and Scotland,it features in many stories about the reivers and has a connection with Mary Queen of Scots. Originally a wooden castle it was rebuilt in stone...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

No matter the way you spell your name, if you are an Elliot descendent then you must make this a stop on your border travels. The impressive outer walls still stand and are so imposing, your imagination takes you back to an earlier time and...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A fantastic place to visit. You are transported back to the 1600's and the lives of the Reivers. Learn about the Queens visit to Bothwell. Roam the grounds and soak up the atmosphere

Thank RobNicholson1953
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is my favourite castle in the borders with a lovely background It’s raw with history and openness send a chill out, great place for families

Thank Aaron B
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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Really eerie castle out in the middle of nowhere..would like to return on a warmer summer's day as has lovely surroundings. Enjoyed the visit

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

A hidden castle about 15miles outside of Hawick, This is an HS place but note it is only open summertime, we visited 1st october, missed it by 1 day, but you can still visit the old church ruins

Thank Tobester
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Nelli52
29 May 2018|
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Response from Kandersteg | Reviewed this property |
There loads of themed Coach Tours from Edinburgh. I suggest Google Borders Tours to find out. Hermitage Castle is perhaps a bit off the beaten track for them but you never know
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Kristi S
20 December 2017|
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Response from Douglas E | Reviewed this property |
I couldn’t answer re public transport, but it is a bit out on its own. Fairly remote.
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