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    Greenknowe Tower - 1581


    Court finished at lunchtime today, so off with the robe and jacket and visited another old Scottish Borders tower which lies close to my route home. This one was built in 1581.

    The tower as it would have been in its heyday, with some historical background.

    Approaching Greenknowe Tower from the road.

    Arrived at the Tower

    The lintel above the entrance door, on which you can still make out the Laird's crest, and the date of building, 1581.

    Step inside with me in the next post and let me be your guide.
    Vice-President and Regional Director for Scotland for Clan Cunningham International, and a Scottish Armiger.

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    At ground floor level there is a kitchen and several cellars, but very dark inside so we climb up the first part of the spiral staircase to enter the laird's hall.

    The grand fireplace in the laird's hall.

    Climbing further up the spiral staircase we can look back down towards the laird's hall.

    At the top of the staircase, Historic Scotland have laid a wooden floor in what would have been the chambers (bedrooms) - there were four separate chambers in this area, each with their own fireplace.

    The view from up here is fine, though there are muckle trees which have grown as high as the tower. Compare with Smailholm Tower, visited earlier in the season.
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    Vice-President and Regional Director for Scotland for Clan Cunningham International, and a Scottish Armiger.

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    great pics! All they need now is to have Pour1Malt insall a proper whisky room, and everything will be perfect!

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    Thanks for the tour . I feel like I've been there now
    All the Best.....David.
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    I really appreciate the pictures, I enjoy every one of these travelogues you guys post. The scenery is spectacular.

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    Thanks for the pics, looks like a fine day back home!!!

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    W W Cessna

    What a great set of photos - thanks for sharing!
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    excellent!

    ta Alex...

    another fair me tae see...

    slainte!




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    You're looking the part and very dapper C152T. What an amazing place, it still seems so solid, why can't someone do it up and live there? God knows I'd like too.
    Great images.
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    Thumbs up

    Those are great! Thanks for posting them.

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