Duns, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland
Duns Castlein Berwickshire is a historic house in Scotland. The the oldest part is a Norman Keep dating from 1320. The castle is available for weddings and other functions. The main Castle sleeps up to 23 with sleeping for a further 25 in ancillary buildings. Groups of up to 60 may be seated to dine in the great hall.
The castle, which was built around a 14th century tower given by King Robert the Bruce to the Earl of Moray. The Scottish Covenanters rising against King Charles 1 in 1639 took place at Duns law on the estate, under General Leslie, who was quartered in the Castle. The Hay family have owned the Castle since 1696. It was transformed into a Gothic castle between 1818 and 1822 by architect James Gillespie Graham. It is owned by the current Laird, Alexander Hay of Duns and Drumelzier.
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