Smailholm Tower, Kelso

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  • Tower castles were the standard form of defensive structure for at least a couple of centuries up to 1603, but very few of them survive intact, and many of those that do have been altered and renovate...  more »
  • This is a typical small border castle which has been restored. It gives a good idea of what it would have been like five hundred years ago. On fine days it has splendid views from the top and it has a...  more »
  • Nice place part of the Historic Scotland bulidings beware no path to tower rough grass track but worth the visit helpfull staff and great views from the top  more »
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  • Great day out visiting Smailholm. Parking area, nice walking area around the tower, over fields & hills. Fab views. No facilities
  • made the mistake of not checking the Historic Scotland Website as it doesn't open until 10 April 2018. No notices on the roads/tracks approaching the site even at the car park, there was no warning , only when you climbed up to the entrance gate , it said closed. Looked very impressive from the outside! The Farm track approaching the Tower should carry a health warning.! rutted and flooded on the day we visited
  • Love the story behind this watch tower! Worth a visit!
  • The road on the way there is through a farm and put holes everywhere and thick mud it was closed when we arrived that didnt matter much as we where running late and it would have been closing time
  • It's beautiful natural and tranquil place.the scenery from up there is enchanting!
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