The Pringle tour
The Pringle tour of the Scottish Borders
Must see Pringle related sites that are open to members of the public:
Smailholm Tower. An early 15th century peel tower built by the Pringles. For opening times and prices visit the Historic Scotland website. For pictures visit our Smailholm page.
Greenknowe Tower. Home of the Covenanter Walter Pringle of Greenknowe. For opening times and prices visit the Historic Scotland website. For pictures visit our Greenknowe page.
Old Gala House, Galashiels. Built by the Pringles in 1583. For opening times and prices visit the Live Borders website. For pictures visit our Galashiels page.
Melrose Abbey. Contains the ‘Pringle Aisle’ the burial place of the Pringles of Smailholm and Whytbank. For opening times and prices visit the Historic Scotland website.
Torwoodlee Tower, Galashiels. Built by the Pringles in 1601 and still owned by Pringles. For permission to visit contact our Chairman, the owner via his website www.torwoodlee.com. For pictures visit our Torwoodlee page.
Buckholm Tower, Galashiels. Built by John Pringle in 1582. For permission to visit contact our Chairman, the owner via his website www.torwoodlee.com. For pictures visit our Buckholm page.
Haining House, Selkirk. A Palladian mansion begun by Mark Pringle in 1794. See: The Haining – Wikipedia and www.facebook.com/TheHainingHouseSelkirk
Broadmeadows House, Yarrow Valley, Selkirk. Described as a late Georgian country mansion constructed in the Palladian style, it was built by a younger son of the Pringles of Whytbank and Yair. It is located on the Yarrow near Newark Castle. See the website: BroadMeadowsHouse.com. It is available to rent as a holiday home.
Burial Places of the Pringles:Melrose Abbey (burial aisle of the Pringles of Smailholm, Gala and Whytbank): see above.Stow Kirk (burial place of the Pringles of that ilk): StowAndHeriotChurch.org.uk
Stitchill Kirk (burial place of the Pringles of Stichill): Kelsolinkedchurchescofs.org/stichhillMorebattle Kirk (burial place of the Pringles of Clifton & Haining): ScotlandsChurchesTrust.org.ukPencaitland Kirk (burial place of the Pringles of Woodhead/Fountainhall): Pencaitland – WikipediaTorwoodlee Burial Plot (there is a small private burial plot on the Torwoodlee Estate).
Pringle of Scotland. Pringle of Scotland Outlet Store, 2 Victoria Road, Hawick, Scottish Borders, TD9 7AH. +44 (0)1450 360279. PringleScotland.com
James Pringle Weavers of Inverness, EDINBURGH. 371 High Street, Royal Mile, EDINBURGH, EH1 1PW. Tel: 0131 225 3212. Ewm.co.uk/men/men-brands/james-pringle.html
Scottish Borders Towns:
The Royal Burgh of Selkirk: https://exploreselkirk.co.uk/
Galashiels Town: https://galashielsheartland.org.uk/ and https://www.whatsoningalashiels.com/
The Royal Burgh of Peebles: http://www.peebles-theroyalburgh.info/
Kelso Abbey and Market Town: www.visitkelso.com/
The Royal Burgh of Jedburgh, Abbey & Mary Queen of Scots House: www.jedburgh.org.uk/
Hawick Town: https://www.hawickonline.com/ and https://www.famouslyhawick.co.uk/
Berwick-upon-Tweed & Castle, Barracks and Town Walls: https://www.visitberwick.com/
The Cross Keys Hotel in Kelso: Cross-keys-hotel.co.uk
The George & Abbotsford Hotel in Melrose: GeorgeAndAbbotsfordMelrose.co.uk
The Clovenfords Hotel, near Galashiels: TheClovenfordsHotel.co.uk
The Black Bull Hotel in Lauder: Blackbull-lauder.com
The Peebles Hydro Hotel in Peebles: PeeblesHydro.co.uk
The Cardrona Hotel, near Peebles: MacDonaldHotels.co.uk/cardrona
The Buccleuch Arms Hotel in Moffat: BuccleuchArmsHotel.com
The Buccleuch Arms Hotel in St Boswells: BuccleuchArms.com
Templehall Hotel, Morebattle: TemplehallHotel.com
The Red Lion Hotel, Earlston: RedLionEarlston.com
The Royal Hotel, Jedburgh: RoyalHotelJedburgh.com
Borthwick Castle Hotel: BorthwickCastle.com
Branxholme Castle Hotel: BranxholmeCastle.co.uk
Other sites to see:
Flodden Field (Battle Site) https://www.flodden1513ecomuseum.org/
Cessford Castle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessford_Castle
Soutra Aisle www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk
Crichton Castle https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/places/crichton-castle/
Abbotsford House www.scottsabbotsford.com/
Floors Castle & Site of Roxburgh Castle www.floorscastle.com/ & Wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxburgh_Castle
Bowhill House & Newark Castle www.bowhillhouse.co.uk/ & Wikipedia.org/wiki/Newark_Castle,_Selkirkshire
Thirlestane Castle: https://thirlestanecastle.co.uk/
Yarrow Water Glen and St Mary’s Loch, www.ettrickandyarrow.co.uk/
Dryhope Tower https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dryhope_Tower
Traquair House https://www.traquair.co.uk/
Neidpath Castle http://www.neidpathcastle.com/
Edinburgh Castle https://www.edinburghcastle.scot/
Palace of Holyroodhouse www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/palace-of-holyroodhouse
Dunbar Castle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar_Castle
Fast Castle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Castle
St Abbs Fishing Village www.stabbsvisitorcentre.co.uk/
Dryburgh Abbey & burial site of Sir Walter Scott of Abbotsford Wikipedia.org/wiki/Dryburgh_Abbey