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 Castles of Scotland - Cessford Castle






Location
near Whitton, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Description
Cessford Castle was built around 1450 for Andrew Ker. During the 16th century the Border area was the scene of continuing warfare between the Scots and the English and in times of cross-border peace, between the various families along the border. Cessford Castle is still in the ownership of the Ker family with the Duke of Roxburgh, who lives at Floors Castle, Kelso the present owner. Originally it had 14 feet thick walls and was surrounded by a strong outer curtain wall and a moat. It was over-run by the English during the 1560s and abandoned not long after.


Other Castles in the Area
  Etal Castle, Northumberland
  Norham Castle, Northumberland
  Floors Castle, Scottish Borders
  Fulton Tower, Scottish Borders
  Hermitage Castle, Scottish Borders
  Hume Castle, Scottish Borders
  Roxburgh Castle, Scottish Borders
  Smailholm Tower, Scottish Borders
  Thirlestane Castle, Scottish Borders







Thirlestane Castle
Cessford Castle. 14th Century castle, home of the Kers - a clan of Border Reivers.

Photograph by Andy Stephenson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Thirlestane Castle
Cessford Castle.

Photograph by Lisa Jarvis. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


 Cessford Castle map