NT6334 : Smailholm Tower

taken 7 years ago, near to Smailholm, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

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Smailholm Tower
Smailholm Tower
A tower house built in the 1400s and originally the home of the Pringle family. It was a favourite of Sir Walter Scott, who stayed at his grandparents farm, the adjacent Sandyknowe, in 1773, when he was recovering from poliomyelitis. By that time the tower was abandoned. It is now restored and managed by Historic Scotland, with an exhibition relating to Sir Walter Scott, border ballads and folklore and, on a fine day, excellent all round views from the battlements. The roof has recently been restored, with turf.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 May, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 6 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Educational sites  People, Events 
Place (from Tags)
Smailholm Tower 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6379 3467 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.2571N 2:34.5766W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6375 3468
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Sir Walter Scott  Tower House  Historic Scotland 

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