History, Mystery and Discovery while exploring the far-reaching lands of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers, join us for an enthralling 500 years of Clan Armstrong History at Gilnockie Tower.
Gilnockie Tower is a stunning example of a Scottish Pele tower. Built almost 500 years ago, and it was home to Johnnie Armstrong of Gilnockie, a notorious Border Reiver. In 1530 this powerful chieftain was hanged by a Scottish king, and his story romanticised by Walter Scott.
Gilnockie Tower has five floors, including vaulted chamber, banqueting hall and spiral staircase. The entrance hall stone is thought to be two thousand years old. Once a roofless ruin, the building had been completely refurbished during the 1970s, and following recent repairs and redecoration is open as a clan and visitor attraction.
The Clan Armstrong Centre houses reiving artefacts and the world’s largest collection of Armstrong archives.