NT6334 : Smailholm Tower - entrance, from the west

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

Smailholm Tower - entrance, from the west
Smailholm Tower - entrance, from the west
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)
Monday, 6 May, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Educational sites  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Place (from Tags)
Smailholm Tower 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6378 3466 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.2517N 2:34.5860W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 6373 3464
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Historic Scotland  Tower House  Sir Walter Scott 

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