A Ancient Castles in Scottish Borders
An awesome, eerie ruin, set in a lonely spot, Hermitage Castle has a history filled with intrigue, murders, trysts, torture, and treason. Opening arrangements: Summer - 1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm, October - 1 October - 31 October, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Admission prices: Summer -
Adult Ã‚£3.70, Child Ã‚£1.85, Concession Ã‚£3.00
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The Private House Stay's Guide
This is a region which is drenched in the blood of countless battles with the English, and its many ruined castles and abbeys bear witness to this. It also has inspired the country's greatest poets and writers such as Robert Burns, John Buchan and Sir Walter Scott. The wildest and most spectacular scenery is to be found in the southern part of the region, but it is along the central valley of the River Tweed, between Peebles in the west and Kelso in the east, where you'll find most of the historic attractions. The hill walking and spa-town atmosphere of Peebles is recommended.