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Hermitage Castle, Hawick

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Castle Historic Site
Hermitage Castle is a semi-ruined castle in the border region of Scotland. It is under the care of Historic Scotland. The castle has a reputation, both from its history and its appearance, as one of the most sinister and atmospheric in Scotland.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • -stunning castle set in delightful Borders countryside -dramatic appearance -well worth the stop for viewing & pics -highly recommended  more »
  • Impressive castle to visit, even today. Must have struck awe into the people who laid eyes on it in it's day. Very enjoyable scenic drive from Hawick to get there through unspoilt countryside. Lots of...  more »
  • Visited this on a very wet day - the castle is unique and is very imposing. It's just one of those places that you have to visit. It's history is very fascinating.The staff was very friendly and helpf...  more »
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  • Loved Hermitage Castle, fantastic history and very spooky!! beautiful scenery all around ans the wee walk to the chapel ruins was lovely my family had a great day out :)
  • A great location for a day out despite the dark history of the castle. We had a great time exploring the castle and grounds and lucked out for a beautiful day.
  • A castle as a castle should be. Grim and dark, prickling your fantasy.
  • A sanctuary and fortress or a place of terror and fear depending on whose side you were deemed to be on. Good info boards and guide book.The pit is particularly gruesome if you think about being placed in it!Go walking by the river and up to the chapel.This place is atmospheric with its very own creepy energy.
  • Found this place traveling from Hawick to Kielder a hidden gem