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Drumlanrig's Tower
NT 502-144 Roxburghshire Scotland

Drumlanrig's TowerDrumlanrig's Tower was originally a 16th century stone L-plan tower house, founded by the Douglas family. Of three storeys and a garret, the basement in the main block was vaulted and the hall stood on the first floor. Standing inside a late 12th or early 13th century ditch, at least two splayed gun-loops guarded the entrance in the re-entrant angle. In 1701-2 the Queensberry family extended and reconstructed the tower, when they infilled the angle to square off the block but much of the original L-plan layout still survives. Now a large comfortable town house, the floors in the wing match those in the main block and both are reached via a corridor from the spiral stair. Nearby is Hawick Motte and 16 miles south is Hermitage Castle.


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Drumlanrig's Tower is located in Hawick, off Tower Knowe. 11 miles west of Jedburgh, on the B6358-A698.

The site is now the Borders Textile Towerhouse and is open daily, April to October Monday to Saturday 10:00-4:30pm Sunday 12:00-3:00pm, November to March Monday, Wednesday to Saturday 10:00-4:00pm.

There are car parks nearby.


Drumlanrig's Tower pictures and large castle map
Drumlanrig's Tower Picture 1Drumlanrig's Tower Picture 2Drumlanrig's Tower Picture 3Castle Map of the Area

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