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Roxburgh Castle

Roxburghshire, Kelso, Scotland
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Rustic site

Be prepared to take a hike on field terrain to see this ruin. Right across the road from Floors... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
fssutton1
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Ithaca, New York
Important historical site - but overgrown.

The ruins sit on a perfect site for a medieval castle - on top of a steep mound between two... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
edinburghpeter2016
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 Sep 2017
“Rustic site”
22 Sep 2016
“Important historical site - but overgrown.”
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This 12th-century castle saw constant battle between the Scots and the English until it was destroyed in 1460.
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Be prepared to take a hike on field terrain to see this ruin. Right across the road from Floors Castle so you have excellent views of it and both of the local rivers.

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

The ruins sit on a perfect site for a medieval castle - on top of a steep mound between two strategic rivers, the Tweed and the Teviot. As the place where James II of Scotland was killed there is a strong sense of history but,...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Site where James II was killed in battle, the Roxburgh Castle sat high on hill overlooking the waters of the River Tweed. All that remains are some ruins most of which is overgrown. The only access to the site is by foot as it is...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We spent and enjoyable couple of hours walking from the famous junction salmon pool to the ruins of Roxburgh castle. The route is easy. Not much left of the famous old castle but the whole area is steeped in history and indeed is where James...More

1  Thank Donald H
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Knew where the castle was but was unable to actually find a way to climb up to the ruins. Having held a major part in Scotland history, a lot more could be done.

2  Thank ijdickson
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Reviewed 8 January 2015

it's a ruin - but a very evocative one, set as it is on a hillock midway between the iconic Rivers Teviot and Tweed - with stunning views to Floors Castle.

3  Thank 180carolinen
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