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Castlehill Tower
NT 214-355 Peeblesshire Scotland

Castlehill TowerCastlehill Tower is a late 15th or early 16th century stone rectangular tower house, founded by the Lowis of Manor family. Standing on the west bank of the Manor Water and commanding an old ford, the irregularly shaped flat-topped rocky knoll appear to have been scarped. The summit was probably encased by a stone barmkin wall, with the tower flanking its west side. To the south, west and north-west is an encasing ditch, with a counterscarp bank and to the north-east, an approach was cut through the outcropping rock. There are traces of walls on the north and east sides of the mound but sadly the tower only stands to height of its vaulted basement. The west wall which is a storey higher, shows that the hall was vaulted and garderobe shafts for rooms above first-floor level, indicate that the tower was of four storeys. In the east wall is the ground-floor entrance and all the masonry shows signs of the late 19th century consolidation. 2 miles south is Posso Tower and 4 miles north-east is Neidpath Castle.


Street Map

Castlehill Tower is located in the village centre, off the A72. 5 miles south-west of Peebles, on the A72.

The site is visible from the road.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Castlehill Tower picture and large castle map
Castlehill Tower PictureCastle Map of the Area

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