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Floors Castle, Kelso

Floors Castle, Kelso, Scotland

This evening, I mam posting information on Floors Castle  which is located near Kelso  in the Scottish Borders. This spectacular mansion stands on a terrace overlooking the River Tweed. Key facts:

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Hermitage Castle, Scottish Borders

Hermitage Castle, Borders, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the harsh, imposing and austere edifice known as Hermitage Castle which is located in an isolated part of Liddesdale in the Scottish Borders. This was built by one Sir Hugh de Dacre around 1360 using the foundations of a previous, probably wooden, castle.  Construction was finally completed in the early 15th century by William, 1st Earl of Douglas.

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Clan Armstrong Trust Museum, Langholm

Clan Armstrong Trust Museum, Langholm, Scottish Borders

This evening, I am focusing on Langholm in the Scottish Borders.

This town (population of about 2500) has an interesting history most prominent aspect of which is involvement with the Border Reivers era and Clan Armstrong in particular. Today the town is home to the Clan Armstrong Museum and Centre (see image above). A summary of history and related facts:

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