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Smailholm Tower, Scottish Borders near Kelso.
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Smailholm’s 20m-tall tower house, its walls 2.5m deep, dominates a rocky craig. The Pringles, who built this border stronghold in the first half of the 1400s, were a prominent local family. The Pringles were followers of the Earl of Douglas.
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The tower was successfully defended against the English in 1640, by Sir Andrew Ker of Greenhead.
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In 1645, the Scotts of Harden, near Hawick, bought the tower and estate. They already had a fine house, so they leased Smailholm to a kinsman, Walter ‘Beardie’ Scott – better known as Sir Walter Scott’s great-grandfather.
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The last owner, the Earl of Ellesmere, handed the tower into state care in 1950. It was restored in the 1980s, and now operates as a museum.
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