Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Newark Castle

Newark Castle

Newark Castle is a large, ruined tower house dating from around 1450, and stands in the grounds of Bowhill House.


The castle is reputedly haunted by the sounds of those massacred here in 1645. 300 survivors of the Battle of Philiphaugh - which included women and stable boys - were put to death and brutally slaughtered by the Covenanters.



55°33'17.2"N 2°55'11.1"W.


For further information, please read Britain's Haunted Heritage by J.A. Brooks.


Visitor Information

The Royal Burgh of Selkirk is a town in the Scottish Borders, Scotland.

It lies on the Ettrick Water, a tributary of the River Tweed.

Pictured is Newark Castle courtesy of Walter Baxter. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.