NT 636-226 Roxburghshire Scotland
Timpendean Tower is a 16th century, four storey stone rectangular tower house, founded by the Douglases. It was built in one corner of a medieval earthwork enclosure, which has a series of impressive ramparts and ditches. Sadly the tower is ruinous but interestingly the 16th century entrance and a later one, retain there original doors and the vaulted basement, which contains a later kitchen fireplace, is pierced by gun-loops. A mile south-west is Lanton Tower and 8 miles north-east is Wallace's Tower.