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Neidpath Castle is a L-plan rubble built tower, over looking the river Tweed about 1 mile west of Peebles. The castle is open to the public. The River Tweed at Abbotsford, near Melrose The River Tweed at Coldstream The River Tweed (156 kilometres or 97 miles long) flows primarily through the Borders region of Scotland. ... Old Parish Church, Peebles Location within the British Isles. ...


Neidpath castle saw conflict during the Civil War when it was invested by the Roundheads, and bombarded into submission. The bombardment was never fully repaired and the resulting rubble and effect are still visible today. The English Civil War (or Wars) refers to the series of armed conflicts and political machinations which took place between Parliamentarians and Royalists from 1642 until 1651, specifically to the first (1642–1645) and second (1648–1649) civil wars between the supporters of King Charles I and the supporters of... The Roundheads was the nickname given to supporters of the Parliamentarian cause in the English Civil War. ...


The castle was originally built by the Fraser family, perhaps in the 14th century. Soon after it came into the ownership of the Earl of Tweeddale (the Hay family), and remained in their ownership until the end of the 17th century. The castle is still owned privately by the Earl of Wemyss and March. Marquess of Tweeddale is a title of the Peerage of Scotland, created in 1694 for the 2nd Earl of Tweeddale. ... The title Earl of March has been created several times in the Peerage of Scotland and the Peerage of England. ...


At some point in the late 18th century the castle was rented as a residence by Adam Ferguson. (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Adam Ferguson ( June 20, 1723 – February 22, 1816), philosopher, proto- sociologist and historian in the Scottish Enlightenment, was born at Logierait in Perthshire, Scotland. ...


For the modern tourist the castle is best approached on foot via the western exit of Haylodge Park (named after a substantial house of the Hay family which no longer exists), and follow the river path along the Tweed. This path offers spectacular views of the castle. There is also a small carpark for the less adventurous.


The castle features a pit dungeon, a parapet walk, and some small exhibitions of artifacts found in the locale.


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Scottish Castles Photo Library - Neidpath Castle, Peebles (168 words)
Which is quite appropriate as the building is associated with the ghost of the "Maid of Neidpath", who is believed to be Jean Douglas, a daughter of Sir William Douglas, Earl of March, who died when her father disapproved of her choice of prospective husband.
The castle was built by the Hay family.
The castle is now privately owned and is sometimes open to the public.
Neidpath Castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (243 words)
Neidpath Castle is a L-plan rubble built tower, over looking the river Tweed about 1 mile (2 km) west of Peebles in South East Scotland.
Neidpath castle saw conflict during the Civil War when it was invested by the Roundheads, and bombarded into submission.
For the modern tourist the castle is best approached on foot via the western exit of Haylodge Park (named after a substantial house of the Hay family which no longer exists), and follow the river path along the Tweed.
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