Hume Castle, Scottish Borders



This evening, I am posting information on Hume Castle which is located near Kelso in the Scottish Borders region, about forty four miles S.E. of Edinburgh.

Summary facts and information as follows:
  • Origins date back to a classic medieval castle of the 12th/13th centuries as hereditary base of the Hume/Home family.
  • Occupies a natural, high elevation vantage point with views of Cheviot Hills to guard against invading English armies.
  • Strengthened during 1540s and thereafter experienced  three changes of English-Scots control until finally attacked and destroyed by Cromwell’s forces in 1651.
  • Site later acquired by 3rd Lord Marchment (Home family) who rebuilt the outer walls in a stylised fashion to serve as a romantic, landscape feature (known as a folly).
  • Open to the public.
View of Cheviot Hills from Hume Castle


Video clip of castle and surrounding landscape

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