Thursday, August 19, 2010

Greenknowe Tower


This very pretty example of a Scottish Borders fortified home or tower is not far from us and we think is well worth a visit as its free and gives you a good feel for a family home of several hundred years ago. The basement is the kitchen and store and each floor, reached by a staircase in the wall, is a single room. Well worth a visit.
I find too many places charge admission for ruins, and there are one or two places in the Borders worth a visit without having to pay. I don't begrudge the owners wanting some revenue, but when you have a family its expensive.
Wiki Entry for tower