Kirkhope Tower

Border Pele Tower

About Kirkhope Tower

Kirkhope Tower was originally built in the sixteenth century by the Douglas owners of the Ettrick Valley. It is a very typical Border Pele Tower and similar to Smailholm. It was owned for a time by the Cranstouns before coming into the ownership of the Scotts of Harden – ancestors of Sir Walter Scott. The tower fell into disrepair in the eighteenth century and became a ruin. It was carefully restored in the late twentieth century and used as a private house. It is Catergory A listed as a building of historical and architectural significance. It is not open to the public.

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