Horsburgh is situated on a hilltop near to the county town of Peebles. The site is a strong one. Although, at first sight, it appears easy to approach, the terrain drops abruptly towards the River Tweed.
It is a typical L-plan, whinstone tower house like so many of its neighbours and it owes its survival to consolidation in the late 19th century. MacGibbon & Ross, well versed in castle matters, regarded this work as injudicious and one must agree with the work having more in common with an engine house than that of a castle.
Article by SCA member Brian McGarrigle