Lothian Estates Office

Bonjedward, Jedburgh

Scottish Borders

TD8 6UF

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Ferniehirst Castle

Ferniehirst Castle, Scotland's Frontier Fortress, stands high above the Jed Water, a mile and a half south of Jedburgh.

The Kerr family have owned the site since 1457 and the original castle, a peel tower built here in 1470, was destroyed in the course of many bloody battles. Hidden behind trees and the lie of the land, Ferniehirst commands the perfect setting from which to hold the gate for Scotland.

Today's Ferniehirst is based on a late 16th Century building, carefully restored by local craftsmen using traditional materials.

 

It is open to the public each July to coincide with the local Jethart Festival.

For further information, please click on the button below to the Ferniehirst website.

Weddings

Ferniehirst Castle is delighted to offer its beautifully equipped Great Hall for wedding ceremonies. It proudly offers a newly refurbished double en-suite room in the downstairs Bothy for the Bride and Groom. 

We would, however, ask that you hire a marquee for your day and night guests. If you need, we can put you in touch with a reputable marquee company.

Please send enquiries to:

Sheila Adamson

ferniehirstcastle@lothianestates.co.uk