Location: Hume, Berwickshire, Scotland.
Built: 12th/13th century.
Ownership / Access: Clan Home Association / Historic Scotland.
Opening times: Check their website for more info.
Price of admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Hume Castle is the heavily modified remnants of a late 12th- or early 13th-century castle of enceinte. The village of Hume is located between Greenlaw and Kelso, two miles north of the village of Stichill, in Berwickshire, Scotland. (OS ref.- NT704413). It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, recorded as such by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). Standing as it does, on an impressive height above its eponymous castleton, it commands fine prospects across the Merse, with views to the English border at Carter Bar. It had historically been used as a beacon to warn of invasion. Its enormous walls were created in the 18th century but remnants of the central keep and other features can still be seen.The castle is still seen as the spiritual home of the many Homes and Humes in Scotland and abroad. The Castle was bought by the state in 1929, and in 1985 a restoration programme was undertaken by the Berwickshire Civic Society funded by the Scottish Office. It re-opened to the public in 1992. In 2006 The Society handed over the castle to a charitable trust run by the Clan Home Association, under the auspices of Historic Scotland, to maintain its preservation in the future.
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