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Location
Duns, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Description
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.

History
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.


Other Castles in the Area
  Etal Castle, Northumberland
  Norham Castle, Northumberland
  Dunbar Castle, Lothian
  Fenton Tower, Lothian
  Floors Castle, Scottish Borders
  Hailes Castle, Lothian
  Hume Castle, Scottish Borders
  Hutton Castle, Scottish Borders
  Roxburgh Castle, Scottish Borders
  Smailholm Tower, Scottish Borders
  Thirlestane Castle, Scottish Borders
  Wedderburn Castle, Scottish Borders







Wedderburn Castle
Duns Castle. The oldest part of the castle dates back to the 14th century, and most of what you see was built between 1818 and 1822.

Photograph by Richard Thomson. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Wedderburn Castle
Duns castle is private but may be booked for B & B accommodation, corporate events and weddings.

Photograph by Lynne Kirkton. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)


 Duns Castle map