Hoddam Castle, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. A Maxwell stronghold. A 16th century tower built by Sir John Maxwell. It was an important stronghold in its time and was heavily involved in the bitter feud between the Maxwells & the Johnstones which continued for generation after generation. (And I descend from both of these families!)
Jewel of the Scottish Borders, Auchen Castle is one of Scotland's most sought after wedding destinations. Located a short drive from Gretna Green in the heart of Robert Burns country, a wedding at this historic castle hotel is an unforgettable experience.
Balcary Point, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Despite the efforts of excise men such as Robert Burns, smuggling prospered in places such as Balcary Bay. It was so popular with smugglers that the basement of the Balcary Bay Hotel has a storage vault for contraband.