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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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Hermitage Castle Liddesdale, Hawick TD9 0LU, Scotland
+44 13873 76222
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Reviewed October 11, 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
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Hermitage Castle stands in a picturesque landscape,literally in the middle of nowhere. Its shape is so much different from all other castles i've visited in many years.It's becoming more impressive with every step towards it.There are a few benches and tables,where you can have a...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Hermitage Castle has a dark atmosphere, and formidable high walls for protection. It's very interesting inside, with various areas to explore.

Thank Salty2010
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Bit of the beaten track, but well worth the visit (if coming from Hawick would recommend using the B6399 for both trips) Very imposing castle due to the fact that outside walls are virtually intact. The person working at the castle had a good knowledge...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

I'd never heard of this castle until it was recommended by the staff at Smailholme Tower. Although it was nearly an hour out of our way I am so glad we came here! The location is incredibly desolate and the road was very .... interesting....More

Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed September 16, 2017

There isn't much in the way of facilities, toilet and tiny shop but the castle itself makes up for that. it would be nice to have a little more access to areas inside but its really the brooding exterior that catches the imagination. Don't forget...More

Thank AndiPayne
Reviewed September 13, 2017

We chose probably the wrong day but as it was wet, we went. An impressive castle and would have been better on a dry day. Popular despite the relatively remoteness.

Reviewed September 12, 2017

This ruin is a somewhat out of the way in a vary open/moors location. The structure is quite impressive and in great condition for a ruin. Take a picnic/lunch if you go as there is nothing nearby.

Thank fssutton1
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Spectacular stronghold in the middle of nowhere. Beautiful situation with gorgeous stream nearby. First went with my sadly deceased Dad and my daughter for a picnic in May. We all loved it hugely and have been back since. Quite the most unique castle I have...More

Thank johnsinclair357
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We visited mid-week and were surprised to see so many visitors having read it was so isolated. The castle sits on a mound overlooking the Liddesdale Valley. A scenic narrow 7 mile road from highway A7 leads to the castle. Guide was friendly, toilet facilities...More

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Karen M
March 16, 2017|
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Response from ByHistoricScotland | Property representative |
Hi, dogs are welcome to the site but must be on a lead at all times and are not allowed into roofed areas of the castle. This includes the gift shop/ticket office. Kind Regards