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Hermitage Castle

Hermitage Castle has a history filled with intrigue, murders, trysts, torture, and treason.

Hermitage Castle

An awesome, eerie ruin, set in a lonely spot, Hermitage Castle has a history filled with intrigue, murder, torture and treason.


  • The castle’s location – in splendid isolation amid Scotland’s wild Border country.
  • The castle’s formidable presence – easily conjuring up in the mind’s eye the bloody struggles for control of the Anglo-Scottish Border that bedevilled the later Middle Ages.
Green Tourism Award - Silver


Region – Scottish Borders
Postcode: TD9 0LU

Opening arrangements

Summer Only
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Admission prices

Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Hermitage Castle

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30 November 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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