Newcastleton Planned Village
Things to do in Newcastleton Scottish Borders
Archaeological-Sites in Scotland
Description: This village was planned from scratch by the 3rd Duke of Buccleuch. At this time in the 18th century, Castleton was a series of scattered farms with a church. The Duke's aim was to develop handloom weaving and, by 1800, he had built 220 houses, many of which had a large front window to allow the maximum amount of light for the weavers.
The local museum has details of the past history of the village:
Liddesdale Heritage Centre
Situation – OS ref: NY 483875
How to get there:
By car: On the road from Jedburgh to Canonbie B6357, south of its junction with the Hawick road B6399
By public transport: Regular if poor service from Hawick to Newcastleton.
Seasonal opening details:
Toilets, Shops, Eating Places, Hotel.
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