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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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  • -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 »
  • definitely a hidden jem and spent a good few hours here...loved the history and landscape
  • Looks impressive . Closed over the winter months and when we visited in November so could only view from the road.
  • 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.
  • Very atmospheric, bleak and quite intact.

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