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Littledean Tower, Scottish Borders
Littledean Tower

Littledean Tower

Things to do in Melrose Scottish Borders
Archaeological-Sites in Scotland

Description:
Littledean Tower, near Ploughlands Farm, Maxton was formerly a very important defended house, for many years the home of the Kers of Littledean, a branch of the Kers of Cessford. It makes use of the unusual site which it commands with the River Tweed on the north side and a burn to the east. The west end was built in the form of a half-moon and the east an oblong square overall it is D-shaped. The banks on either side are about 100feet high and very steep.

Ownership:
Private

Situation OS ref: NT 633313

How to get there:
By car: Off the A699 Kelso to St Boswells road via Maxton.
Through the Ploughlands Farm complex and down to the riverside path at the gamekeeper's house. Park and walk along the right-of way.
By public transport: Regular transport from Kelso to St Boswells via Maxton passes Ploughlands Farm.

Seasonal opening details:
All year.

Opening Hours:
Daylight hours

Additional Information
Sensible footwear required. Keep off growing crops.

Web link: (where appropriate):

Places to stay nearby:
Melrose
Kelso

Local towns and villages:
Maxton
St Boswells
Kelso
Melrose

Littledean Tower, Scotland