Newark Castle, Bowhill
Things to do in Selkirk Scottish Borders
Archaeological-Sites in Scotland
Description: First recorded in 1423 as the “New Werk” to replace the “Oldworck”. Attacked twice during the 16th century, it was eventually destroyed by Cromwell’s forces in 1650.
In the 18th century it was stripped and the dressed stone recycled. There is still evidence of the 16th century barmkin or courtyard wall, with its numerous gunloops.
Tower is NOT open to the public, and must be viewed from the road.
Major works are currently under way to stabilise the structure
Situation – OS ref: NT 420293
How to get there:
By car: Just beside the B7039 Selkirk to Yarrow road, some 4 miles from Selkirk
By public transport: Regular if infrequent service from Selkirk to Yarrow along this route.
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