Duns Castle

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Duns Castle.

Duns Castle, Duns, Berwickshire is a historic house in Scotland, the oldest part of which, the massive Norman Keep or Pele Tower, dates from 1320.


The earlier house was transformed into a Gothic castle, 1818–22, by architect James Gillespie Graham. It is owned by the Laird, Alexander Hay of Duns and Drumelzier, a retired accountant. He and his wife, Aline, live at the castle.

There is a publicly accessible park and two man made lakes, the Hen Poo and the smaller Mill Dam.[1]

The castle is often used for weddings and other functions.


Alexander Hay, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo, reputedly haunts the castle.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Scottish Wildlife Trust.
  2. ^ "Haunted Scottish Castles". 2009-11-08. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 

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Coordinates: 55°46′56″N 2°21′21″W / 55.7822°N 2.3558°W / 55.7822; -2.3558