Hermitage Castle

This medieval border castle is built on the site of an original structure built in about 1240 by Nicholas de Soules. It is in a strategic position given it's proximity to the English border. The present structure was built from about 1360 and subsequently has been remodelled and adapted. It was abandoned in the early seventeenth century and there continues to be local legend of the castle being associated with witch craft and hauntings.

Getting there

The castle is situated south from Hawick in the Scottish Borders off the B6399 towards Newcastleton.

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