Things to do in Melrose Scottish Borders
Archaeological-Sites in Scotland
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.
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:
Sensible footwear required. Keep off growing crops.
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