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Hermitage Castle, Hawick
(4.7/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Visited on a recent trip to the Scottish Borders. When you come around the corner its a very imposing building, which was obviously the plan to keep the English at bay. The Historic Scotland staff mem...  more »
  • Massive castle in the middle of nowhere. Great walks around. Very well kept grounds. Closed In October. 
  • Beautiful and amazingly well-preserved Castle. Access to the rest of the castle chapel and the cemetery is free, access to the Castle, however.
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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