Photograph of Hermitage Castle - Scottish History Online
Home RAF Banff Our Award Please Donate Image Galleries Webrings Contacts SHO News
Profile Clan Society's Picts & Celts History club Shop Scots History Duncan Society Links

The Fergusson Photographic Collection - Scotland

Hermitage Castle, Scotland

Hermitage Castle stands by the side of Hermitage Water at the head of Liddesdale Valley. Also known as 'the strength of Liddesdale', it was originally built by the English but with its closeness to the Scottish-English border it changed hands repeatedly in the 14th century.

Families which held the Castle include Dacres, Douglas + Bothwell. One of the most famous names linked with Hermitage is Mary Queen of Scots, who rode from Jedburgh to be with her lover the Earl of Bothwell when he lay wounded after a 'borders brawl'. (15thOct.1566).

Hermitage has a forbidden sinister look and some would say, feel to it. On the days I have visited, the dull grey weather only added to its grim appearance. A very imposing site indeed.

Situation:  approx.12 miles south of Hawick off the B6399 in the Scottish Borders.

Picture 1 Hermitage Castle - Scotland

Picture 2 Hermitage Castle - Scotland

Back

| photo 1 | photo 2 | photo 3 | photo 4 | photo 5 | photo 6 | photo 7 | photo 8 | photo 9 | photo 10  |

| photo 11 | photo 12 | photo 13 | photo 14 | photo 15 | photo 16 |

| scottish history | the picts image gallery | u2surf.net |software downloads| armorial register | profile | online shop |

| contacts | copyright | site awards | our awards | award winners | webrings | links | link to us | raf banff | broadband providers uk |

| rhynie stones | clan societiessoftware downloads | around alvah banff | website design | home |site map | technology resources |

 | fergusson collection | huntly history | rothiemay stones | skara brae | portsoy images | clan duncan society |

1999-2007 Scottish History Online   Last Update: 04 Apr 2009

Website Design by Huntly Computer Services

Picture Hermitage Castle, Scotland