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Address: | Hume, Greenlaw, Scotland

The present castle was built in 1789 as a folly to enhance the view from...

The present castle was built in 1789 as a folly to enhance the view from Parchment 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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Ruin steeped in Scottish History

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Conwy, United Kingdom
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 area

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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!. We took a picnic and a flask of hot chocolate as there are no amenities.

Thank taffywynn .
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Visited yesterday for first time. Handy wee car park. A slight hill to climb to castle, but worth it. Stopping every few feet you see an amazing view, but when you get up to the lookout area the 360 degree view is stunning. You can see for miles, and can imagine what it must have been like to see fires/approaching... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Found this by accident. Wonderful place. From the top you have a 360° view. It's free ! There is a bronze telling you what you see in every direction. Highly recommended.

Thank JHC1948
Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you are spending time in the Borders Area, it is well worth the trip to this site. While there is little left of the castle other than the curtain wall, the view from the top of the knoll is quite stunning. (Be careful of bees if you wander the interior of the castle - they are everywhere!)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

There's not much to see of the castle itself other than the exterior walls and a few ruins inside, but it is definitely worth a visit if passing by the area. There is a small car park at the bottom of the hill/castle entrance. The views from the top of the hill are stunning when the sun is shining -... More 

Thank LouiseT77
Greenlaw, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Fabulous views - the castle offers a great place for a picnic sheltered from the wind. Don't forget to collect the key. Can be combined with a hike along Hume core path

Thank catbauer2014
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Lovely peaceful location and 360 country views that span for miles. Castle is a ruin however you can walk up to the flag pole which gives even more views!!! Peaceful with walks around the castle. Located between Greenlaw and Kelso

Thank KB1285

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