Smailholm Tower

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Smailholm, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7PH

    Sited high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a small rectangular tower set within a stone barmkin wall.

    This 65 ft towerhouse was built by a well-known Scottish Borders family in the first half of the 15th century, and today you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding countryside from Smailholm Tower’s battlements.

    Inside the tower is a model of this Pringle residence and a charming collection of costume figures and tapestries relating to Sir Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Borders. It was the sight of Smailholm that fired Walter Scott's imagination when, as a young boy, he was brought up by his grandparents at the nearby farm of Sandyknowe.

    This attraction is not recommended for visitors with physical disabilities. Access is uphill, across rough ground.


     

    Gradings
    5 Castle
    Awards
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Winter Opening Times
    1 Oct 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
    Summer Opening Times
    1 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015

    Summer
    Monday to Sunday 9.30am - 5.30pm
    Winter:Closed

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult £4.50 per ticket
    Child £2.70 per ticket
    Concession £3.60 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Shop

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member

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    • VISA Card

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