Tour Scotland Video Hermitage Castle



Tour Scotland video of Hermitage Castle in the Scottish Borders, Scotland. This Scottish Castle was built by Nicholas de Soulis around 1240, in a typical Norman Motte and Bailey pattern. It stayed in his family until approximately 1320, when his descendant, William de Soulis forfeited it because of suspected witchcraft and the attempted regicide of King Robert I of Scotland. Legend has it that Soulis' tenantry, having suffered unbearable depredations, arrested him, and at the nearby Ninestane Rig, a megalithic circle, had him boiled to death in molten lead. In actuality, he died, a prisoner, in Dumbarton Castle.

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