Smailholm Tower

Smailholm Tower is a fifteenth century tower house standing at 65 feet in height with walls nine feet thick. It stands on top of a rocky crag and was designed to withstand English raids. The tower started to fall into ruin in the eighteenth century but was restored in the 1980's. It is under the management of Historic Scotland and is a museum that is open to the public.

Getting there

It is located west from Kelso and off the B6397 and south from Smailholm in the Scottish Borders.

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