Hermitage Castle, Hawick

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  • The ruin is very good again backed up and the plant is very well maintained. The entrance fee of £4 is justified, the castle is not as so often visited such as, for example, Linlithgow! Very friendly and informative reception, the castle is in the "Nowhere" and the way there is a single track road, 30 km from Hawick, but good passable. Rewards you get from a distinctive architecture, finally I know no other building of this time with an H plan. But for Maria - fans an absolute "must"! Legendary their secret, lonely ride over here, to meet her lover and later husband of Bothwell. Here you can feel the breath of history in this much-storey Castle actually: huge and impressive.
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  • Hermitage castle is a very imposing with a bloody history, but it is only a ruin so charging £5 to look round seams a bit over priced. But suppose they are descended from Border Reivers. If your name ...  more »
  • A few years ago this was just a ruined castle which with a good guide book explained why such a magnificent castle exists in the middle of nowhere (Reivers and Border Wars). It now costs £5 for an adu...  more »
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  • Loved this castle. Very imposing. Finlay was the staff member when we were there and he was fantastic. Very knowledgeable
  • Well of the beaten track, but well worth the visit. Castle Walls are virtually intact , so you get a real sense of the scale of the walls (opposed to some castles which are partly ruined) When you visit Hermitage (in the back of beyond), it makes you wonder how they survived in it during a good scottish winter One comment, mentions it's only open in Summer, once you visited it, you'll realise why it's only open during the summer.
  • £5 entry and only open in the summer? No wonder no-one is cultured any more. No thanks
  • Grim and foreboding but a £5 entry fee? There are better things to see for this price
  • definitely a hidden jem and spent a good few hours here...loved the history and landscape

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