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Matt W wrote a review Oct 2020
Stone, United Kingdom23 contributions17 helpful votes
Great little walk up to the castle and back. Locked down due to Covid restrictions but worth it for the views on a drizzly, but thankfully clear enough day.
Date of experience: October 2020
Bibcay wrote a review Aug 2020
Gateshead, United Kingdom3,400 contributions2,021 helpful votes
Did not climb up it just saw it from the road. It looks fantabulous and it’s in a fabulous location.
Date of experience: August 2020
ianpresnell wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia55 contributions12 helpful votes
A steep climb but a fantastic view. Worth getting the key from Thos Oliver’s garage in Denholm. The castle itself might be more for those with a personal connection (especially Clan Turnbull) but the view is really worth the effort.
Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Purdycats wrote a review Sep 2019
Clevedon, United Kingdom11 contributions8 helpful votes
Wow, the walk is very arduous and uphill through dense woodland - it took about 50mins in thick mud! However, the castle is worth it. You cannot just turn up - you have to pay to get a key
Date of experience: August 2019
1 Helpful vote
Germaine F wrote a review Aug 2019
Massachusetts53 contributions64 helpful votes
WOW! First, realize that you need to collect the key to this castle at the local garage in Denholm and leave a deposit. You have to promise to lock up the castle again and return the key. The climb is not too difficult unless it's rained heavily the night before; then, it will be slippery on the beginning parts of the trail. My family wanted to climb to Fatlips Castle because we were tracking the history of the Turnbull Clan, and this is "their" castle. The views of the Border region are spectacular! if you are hungry afterwards, head to Hawick for lunch and see also the TURNING OF THE BULL MONUMENT. This memorializes when William Rule saved King Robert the Bruce from death by turning the bull away from him. The King then named him "TURN-A-BULL" or TURNBULL.…
Date of experience: July 2019
2 Helpful votes