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Roxburgh Castle
Ranked #15 of 23 things to do in Kelso
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Owner description: This 12th-century castle saw constant battle between the Scots and the English until it was destroyed in 1460.
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, for such an important site, the area is very overgrown. In mid September the castle mound was covered in long grass, nettles and thistles - almost chest high in places - and it was difficult to reach the battlements. If Historic Scotland or the Roxburghe Estate could cut a path through the undergrowth it would make a visit much easier. I found one information board but otherwise no signage - but for anyone who has read and researched Scottish history, or the stories of the borders wars, it is a fascinating site.

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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 surrounded by pastures that I believe are part of the Floors Castle estate. It is a long trek to view very little ruins. Better off admiring the location from opposite riverside and let your imagination roam!!

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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 II of Scotland was killed.

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.

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