Thursday, 2 November 2017

Smailholm Tower

Back in summer, on our holidays in the Scottish Borders, we visited Smailholm Tower.
Smailholm Tower
 The Pictures are mine, but the following is copied from visit Scotland web site.
https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/smailholm-tower-p252951
“Sited high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a small rectangular tower set within a stone barmkin wall.
This 65 ft tower house was built by a well-known Scottish Borders family in the first half of the 15th century, and today you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding countryside from Smailholm Tower’s battlements.
Inside the tower is a model of this Pringle residence and a charming collection of costume figures and tapestries relating to Sir Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Borders. It was the sight of Smailholm that fired Walter Scott's imagination when, as a young boy, he was brought up by his grandparents at the nearby farm of Sandyknowe.”
Smailholm Tower

Smailholm Tower

Smailholm Tower

View from top of Smailholm Tower

Me at Smailholm Tower

Smailholm Tower

Smailholm Tower

2 comments:

  1. When you look at that curved ceiling from the inside, I find it amazing the whole thing hasn't fallen in on itself yet. How do those rocks stay up there! lol

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    1. Yes I know what you are thinking, the walls are about 3 feet thick.

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