I have found my castle! We couldn’t resist turning off the main road when we saw signs pointing to Hermitage Castle. What could be better for two crusty old hermits like us?
And what a beauty it turned out to be! Just right for an afternoon of clambering and exploring!
An important part of the Borderlands defences in the Middle Ages, Hermitage Castle hosted Mary Queen of Scots in 1566 when she rode in from Jedburgh for a brief visit with her future husband, the Earl of Bothwell.