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Ferniehirst is special to me because it is featured in my novels. I am an American, with a keen interest in the history of the Scottish Borders. I am a member of the Marie Stuart Society and the visit to Ferniehirst was part of a...More
We were lucky enough to be able to take the tour of the castle as they only happen in July. Bob who is the Curator was also our guide and although we didn't see very many rooms, (still owned by the Kerr family), there was...More
As someone with Kerr/Carr in my lineage, visiting this historical family seat was on my bucket list. The castle is generally only open during the month of July, but occasionally, if the Laird is not in residence, you can arrange a private tour with the...More
The sheer enthusiasm of Bob our guide and the fascinating tour he took us on made for a great afternoon. As a member of the Kerr clan it was strangely emotional to meet other Kerrs from all over the world on the same tour.
The small visitor centre is packed with information and the building itself is unique. The staff are very welcoming and Bob the guide is most knowledgeable about the history of the area, the buildings and the family. The interior of the castle has a homely...More
For many years i have been researching my family tree . from myself back through the ages and branches of my 4th great grandmother who was barbara mcgeoch i was very excited to know i was part of the scottish clan macfarlane........but little did i...More
We were just traveling by and pulled into Ferniehirst Castle, the Castle of the Border (Reiver) Clan the Kerr's which is still occupied by the family. We were lucky enough to get Bob Lawson, the curator of the house. His tour was, hands down, the...More