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Bedrule Castle
NT 598-180 Roxburghshire Scotland

Bedrule CastleBedrule Castle is a large late 13th century stone oval enclosure fortress, founded by the Comyns. Its curtain wall, with five large round towers and a gatehouse, stands on a bluff on the east bank of Rule Water. In 1298, during the Wars of Independence King Edward I visited the castle and following the death of Sir John Comyn, in the early 14th century it was granted by King Robert I to Sir James of Douglas. In the 15th century it belonged to the Turnbulls, who later became a notorious Border Reiver clan. Once approached by a road from the ford to the north, only low turf-covered walls remain and east of the 'head dyke' wall, ploughing has destroyed all trace. The enclosure which was divided unequally in two by a cross-wall, is flanked by a north-west gatehouse and round towers to the south-east, west and south-west. Nearby is Fast Castle and 2 miles south is Fulton Tower.


Street Map

Bedrule Castle is located in the village centre, off the B6358. 4 miles south-west of Jedburgh, on the B6358.

The site is freely accessible in daylight hours.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Bedrule Castle pictures and large castle map
Bedrule Castle Picture 1Bedrule Castle Picture 2Bedrule Castle Picture 3Castle Map of the Area

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