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Smailholm Tower (HES)
Smailholm Tower (HES)

Smailholm Tower (HES)

Sited high on a rocky outcrop this well preserved 16th century tower house was built for defence.

This 20-metre high stronghold, built in the 1400s dominates the skyline. On a clear day you can see as far as Banburgh Castle in Northumberland. The author Sir Walter Scott spent much of his childhood on a farm below the tower, where he first heard stories that made up his 'Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border', the subject of an exhibition here.

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Kelso
TD5 7PG
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1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Closed

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