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Kilnsike Tower, Scottish Borders
Kilnsike Tower

Kilnsike Tower, near Chesters

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Archaeological-Sites in Scotland

Description: A good example of a 16th century bastle house, or fortified farmhouse, which provided shelter from the cross-border reivers or raiders in the days before peace reigned between Scotland and England.
A lower floor provided a store and shelter for the few animals, and a removable stair up to the living quarters gave the occupants the chance of holding out until help arrived.

Ownership:
This building is on private land and can only be viewed from the roadside.

Situation OS ref: NT 634130

How to get there:
By car: About three miles south of Jedburgh on the A68, past the B6357 turnoff, close to Ferniehirst Mill, there is a minor road to the right leading to Chesters. The remains of the tower are about three miles along this road on the right hand side.

By public transport: N/A

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Admission:
Not permitted

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Jedburgh

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Jedburgh

Kilnsike Tower, near Chesters, Scotland