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Amazing View of the Borders

Unbelievable the view from the top of Fatlips Castle. Scenic hike up to it, and well worth the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Kathie M
Bowden, Canada
Adventure for kids and adults.

Super adventures :) Graet trip across the forest and picnic in a Fatlips Castle plus a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Hawick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Unbelievable the view from the top of Fatlips Castle. Scenic hike up to it, and well worth the visit

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kathie M
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Super adventures :) Graet trip across the forest and picnic in a Fatlips Castle plus a beautiful views from top of the tower.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Agnesxxx
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We recently took a walk up to Fatlips castle, having read on trip advisor that you can gain access to it via a key gained from the garage in Denholm for a deposit and small donation. I have to say it was a pleasant walk...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This castle sits atop a small hill offering great views. It's recently been restored and is well worth the visit. The door to the tower is kept locked but the key is available from Thos. B. Olivers Garage in Denholm. There is a £10 deposit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Mick B
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I greatly enjoyed the trek up Minto Craigs to go to the top of Fatlips Castle where the residence of my Turnbull ancestors once stood! The people at the gas station where you get the key are very friendly and most helpful. It was easy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jamesmmartin60
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The last time I visited Fatlips Castle it was really quite unsafe. I was over the moon to see the amount of work that has been done to make this amazing place accessible. All you need to do is collect the key from the Thos...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bikerdolly2609
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Only one key so be sure to ring the service station to check if it's available should you wish to go inside. The walk up is relatively easy and short, though the track isn't well kept. Overall a pleasant experience, certainly worth getting the key...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Review_guys
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a great spot to get an all-round view of Border country, even if you just climb the path to the hilltop. However it is well worth visiting the friendly garage in Denholm where for a £10 deposit (£5 refundable on return) you can...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Originally owned by The Turnbulls, Fatlips has been part of my family history and a place that I have wanted to visit for years - this year I did. And I was not disappointed. We picked the key up from Oliver garage in Denholm, where...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank mink2406
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

After picking up the keys from the Oliver service station in denholm from the absolutely lovely lady there (sorry if forgot her name) we hiked up to the castle. The walk up is quite steep but very doable and through lovely scenery. The castle itself...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Bobmlt
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