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Hermitage Castle

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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
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All reviews mary queen of scots historic scotland information boards ticket office guide book picnic tables bloody history out of the way off the beaten track small free car park interesting place high walls dark history fantastic place to visit those places worth the journey impressive building
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family name is Hermitage so it was appropriate that we should pay a visit .... this would be the fourth time . It is such a lovely castle and the grounds are very well kept

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

You need good boots as can be muddy but worth the climb as scenery from top fantastic. For five pounds for whole family to have castle to themselves this is a bargain day out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank acocallis
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t go into the castle as it was officially closed but enjoyed walking around the impressive building! Our dog loved it too, unfortunately she was more interested in rolling in all of the sheep droppings!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jamie-and-Heather
Reviewed September 27, 2018

This is one of those place that will stick with you when you visit, and each time you visit you find something else about it that stays with you. A creepy, ominous, wonderful place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

An interesting change from some of the smaller, more ruined castles we visited on this trip.The exterior is virtually intact with massive walls that that speak to its military purpose

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LindaE2220
Reviewed September 3, 2018

This was a really great trip out. The castle is very distinctive and interesting. A fair bit of it is accessible, there are stairs that you can get up to see some of one of the upper floors (including the dungeon). There's also the remains...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Take the time to veer of the path more frequently “trod” as you journey through the borders and visit the Hermitage Castle. Atmospheric, striking, presence, dour with just a hint of chilling don’t sound the best way to entice someone but take a chance and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Rob S
Reviewed July 14, 2018

In the middle of nowhere a castle rises out of the landscape suddenly....and imposes a foreboding sense of dread. Home to the Elliott and Douglas Clan, it was meant to intimidate the British. To this day it intimidates everyone experiencing it. Of course other border...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Thomas M
Reviewed July 3, 2018

In excellent condition for its year, add a roof and your away. Keep the English at bay! (Joking of course) Glad we took the troble to go to it.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Ken N
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Although in a remote setting, the castle is easily accessible by car. There is ample parking available which is free. The place is steeped in history and there is a small ruined and ancient chapel close by (included in the entrance fee). The castle is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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May 28, 2018|
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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December 20, 2017|
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Response from douglase333 | Reviewed this property |
I couldn’t answer re public transport, but it is a bit out on its own. Fairly remote.