Situated close to the Border alongside Liddel Water, Newcastleton was planned and founded in 1793 by the Duke of Buccleuch as a handloom weaving centre. In earlier times this was Border Reiver country, known as 'The Debatable Land', home of the Armstrongs and Elliots. The Liddesdale Heritage Centre and Armstrong Clan trust reflect the interest in the area's past. Hermitage Castle, the massive fortification of the 14th century, is close by.
The Traditional Music Festival, held in summer, has an international reputation. Other popular events also held in summer are the Liddesdale Agricultural Show and Sheepdog Trials.
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Newcastleton is a popular base for exploring the surrounding hills and forest. Kielder Forest, with its Reiver Cycling Route and Kielder Water, Europe's largest man-made lake, are within easy reach, both offering a wide range of facilities and spectacular scenery.
Nearest Visitor Information Centre is in Hawick
Visitor Information Point located at Liddesdale Hotel, Newcastleton
Information Service Tel: 01835 863170
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Another source of information on Newcastleton and places of interest in the town and surrounding area is the Newcastleton town website, please note that accommodation within these sites may not be covered under the VisitScotand Quality Assurance Scheme