Smailholm Tower, Kelso

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  • Beautiful Views small but very interesting tower. Drive up to it is on a single track road which is full of potholes.  more »
  • Easy to get to if touring in the Borders. Whilst not remote the rocky location feels like it is. Good for photos.  more »
  • from Smailholm Tower, we were somewhat disappointed, what had to do it with the really bad weather during our visit. We found the doll exhibition in the Tower, which the guide so praised, rather boring.
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  • Well sign posted. You have to go through a working farm up a poorly maintained track. Nice building with fab views. Alas it was closed when we got there so could only go around the outside.
  • Absolutely stunning to look at, and has brilliant views of the surrounding countryside. You can climb to the ramparts and look out across to the Eildons. There are also enchanting little dioramas of Borders ballads distributed throughout the rooms.
  • A beautiful place in a beautiful area, great panoramic views and mystical in its silence. A glimpse into a time long ago.
  • Good starting point to learn about Borders history, enjoyable day to be had in a wonderful landscape double dipped in history.
  • This is a great fortress tower. It's well maintained and offers great views of the Scottland Borders countryside. Highly recommended.

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