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Drumlanrig Tower

1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9 9EN, Scotland
+44 1450 377615
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The building has been skilfully rebuilt over the ages so the tower is incorporated in a much larger... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
JXX18
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

On the high street and full of history about a town with a lot of history. Nice building from the... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
ScottishTemplar
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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This 16th-century tower played a large part in the protection of the Borders.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
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1 Tower Knowe, Hawick TD9 9EN, Scotland
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+44 1450 377615
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"well worth a visit"
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"history"
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The building has been skilfully rebuilt over the ages so the tower is incorporated in a much larger building. There is a well illustrated video which has lots of information in the barrel vaulted room. The model of the building is a great help! This...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

On the high street and full of history about a town with a lot of history. Nice building from the outside too. Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This is a small museum giving a good introduction to the textile industry which dominated the Scottish Borders for many years. This is accomplished in a building which has its own interesting history. Our visit was enhanced by a very helpful and welcoming lady at...More

Thank Brian R
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

You can find the Museum at the end of the main street in Hawick, near the bronze statue showing the capturing of an English flag by a young man who lived in the town. It used to be a coaching inn, then a hotel which...More

Thank vivEngland
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Ive been here many times but today was different we learned more about the tower was a really interesting my grandaugher was amazed how it was built next to the old tower and the walls in the old tower are 8 feet deep and 400years...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

I went to this a decade or so ago and I remember it having much more general history about the town and the tower. Now it's very much focused on the textile history of the town, so that did feel like a bit of a...More

Thank Alfred A
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

A quick visit - but worth calling in! At the end of the high street, it has some interesting galleries about the textile industry- some interactive sections will keep you amused. Worth dropping in.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

the tower is at the west end of the high street there is a big free car park about 100 yards north there is three stories of hands on things to do the history of the textiles mills is quite comprehensive it is wheelchair freindly...More

Thank Ellen L
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

Very interesting to see this free museum. Good info about the history about textile. Also nice to see is the changing exhibition. Take time to explore this museum. Not just on a rainy day !

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Handily located at one end of the main drag and well worth checking out if in Hawick. Three floors of exhibitions and displays provide an excellent overview of the town and the key role played by the textile industry. Plenty of interactive stuff and interesting...More

Thank Andrew G
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