Cessford Castle

Cessford Castle is a red ruin in the ScottishBorders. It was once considered one of the mightiest castles in the southeast of Scotland. You had to be tough in the Borders – constant reiving made this one of the most militarised parts of the country, with many accounts of even priests carrying swords. Good thing Cessford’s walls are more than 13ft thick! The castle was mostly built by the Ker family, and was besieged many times in its tumultuous history.