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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.

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.

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Kilnsike Tower, near Chesters, Scotland