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Hume Castle

| Hume, Greenlaw, Scotland
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This is a longstanding attraction with little amenities.

It is what it is no cost and a perspective of why its there through history. A very important... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
david h
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Simple Castle

The views are great and there’s hardly any walking from the car park to get up to the castle. It’s... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
EdinburgerStu
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The present castle was built in 1789 as a folly to enhance the view from Marchment House, about 8 miles to the North East, for Sir Hugh Hume, 3rd Earl of Marchmont. it was built on the ruins of a much larger older castle dating back to the 13th Century. It is easy to imagine the strategic importance of this earlier castle, when you view the landscape all around. It must be one of the most beautiful views in Southern Scotland. The Castle is open all year round and is free. There is a small car park below it. Please visit the Castle's website for more details and history.
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

It is what it is no cost and a perspective of why its there through history. A very important appreciation of the borders and Scottish culture .It is easy to spend monies without getting anything this is not the case it is worth a visit...More

Thank david h
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The views are great and there’s hardly any walking from the car park to get up to the castle. It’s also free. The castle is simply walls and a viewing point. If in the area it’s worth a visit.

Thank EdinburgerStu
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Hume Castle had a prominent place in the history of the eastern Borders, and the views from its (fake) ramparts tells so much about the area. You can see all the way south to the Cheviot, east towards Berwick and east towards Jedburgh - and...More

Thank LymondSevigny
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This sweet little ruin in the countryside was a delight to photograph. Plenty of wide faced sheep to act as a foreground. Round corners and saw toothed top border. The view from the top of the castle over the farmlands of the Borders area was...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Beautiful, scenic location with tremendous views. This is a ruin with a "hilly" walk with numerous stairs/steps to get to the rewarding site.

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Stopped here on a very windy day, views were absolutely gorgeous in this solid ruin. Watch out for sheep droppings as the farm animals are roaming free and that's how it should be. Interesting history.

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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Drove past Hume castle on the way to Floors castle. On the way back decided to check it out. The car park is free. You have to walk up a step banking to get to the castle. Sheep roam about freely so watch your step....More

Thank Simon S
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This could be lovely to wander around and take in the fantastic panoramic views of the borders if only you didn't have to watch every step very carefully for animal droppings of one kind or another. Whilst I enjoy seeing animals roam free and wildlife...More

Thank JaquiB1967
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

What a Great place to visit Just the outer walls remain but after a short walk up from the small car park it was well worth it. The views were stunning. What a vantage point Yes well worth a visit if you are in the...More

Thank CUMBRIAVIEW
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Hume castle this weekend, a great free attraction that's a hidden gem. The views are spectacular, good information on the heritage of the castle and it's great to get the kids 5 years + to use their imagination in a "Braveheart" sort of way!....More

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Kandi T
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Sorry for the delay. Delighted to hear about your roots. Yes, Kelso would be a fine place to stay, although I have not stayed anywhere there so cannot make any personal recommendations either. I have stayed at Mansefield, a... More
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