Sitting on the bench beside the front door this is the splendid view down the valley towards Peebles and it is beautiful at every season of the year. Drochil Castle is a 1200 acre grassland farm with cattle and sheep. Its lands lie between the Lyne and Tarth Waters. Peebles is seven miles away where these two rivers meet the Tweed. Behind the farmhouse tower the massive ruins of Drochil Castle which was built for the Regent of Scotland and was not finished before his execution in 1581. It stands today incomplete and never occupied in over 400 years.
Mrs Ann Black