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5. Smailholm Tower

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Smailholm Tower

Set high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a well preserved border tower house dating from the 15th century.
This was a time when clans on both sides of the border were engaged in violent feuds - a violent history that stirred the imagination of Sir Walter Scott.
Defensive features include small, easily defendable windows and entrances, walls that are six feet thick, and panoramic views from the two narrow roof-top wall walks. Here you can see a watchman's seat, positioned against the chimney stack for warmth and with a recess for a lantern. 

Smailholm Tower Address:
Smailhom Tower
Scotland, UK

Smailholm Tower Opening Times:
1st April to 30th September, daily, 9.30 am to 6.30 pm
October Daily - not Thursday and Friday, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm
November to 31st March – Weekends only, 9.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Last entry 30 minutes before closing
Closed 25th / 26th December and 1st / 2nd January

Smailholm Tower Admission:
Adult £3.70
Child £1.85
Concessions £3.00

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