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Your own key to the castle

We collected the key from the local garage in Denholm, paid our £5.00 and walked a couple of miles... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Harrogate, United Kingdom
So Peaceful - But takes your breath away!

Had some spare time on recent golf trip so took a look at Fatlips, defo worth a visit if in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ashington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We collected the key from the local garage in Denholm, paid our £5.00 and walked a couple of miles down quiet country roads until we arrived at the front door. It was kind of magical letting yourself in to a wonderfully restored castle in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had some spare time on recent golf trip so took a look at Fatlips, defo worth a visit if in the area oh and its FREE unless you want to see inside and a key can be purchased in Denholm. Now I am quite fit...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank BrodieIan
Reviewed June 11, 2019

If you are in the area a visit to this castle is an absolute must. Collect the key from Oliver's garage and after a short drive the walk up to the castle begins. It takes about half an hour and has a few steep bits...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank philmX2743VR
Reviewed February 28, 2019

Well worth the £5 it cost for the key to have this castle all to myself on one of the hottest days in February ever! it is a very steep and uneven climb up to the castle for those with mobility problems. The views from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank firstnowtsoqueer
Reviewed September 3, 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 August 27, 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 July 31, 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 July 4, 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 July 4, 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 May 28, 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
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June 26, 2018|
Response from Crent0n1 |
The two peaks together are North and Middle Eildon near Melrose. On other images there is a single sharper peak, that is Ruberslaw nearer to Hawick