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Hoddom Castle is a large tower house in Dumfries and Galloway, south Scotland. It is located by the River Annan. The castle is protected as a category A listed building

Hoddom Castle is dominated by a four story Tower House, located in the north-east corner of a quadrangular enclosure that was protected by a barmkin. Two storey round towers occupy the remaining three corners. A ditch once surrounded the site. Today the castle can be found surrounded by a large caravan site, and it is from here you can walk round its perimeter, albeit this is as far as you can get.

The  remaining 19th-century additions are used as offices. The tower house is derelict, and has been included on the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland.  It is also included on Historic Scotland's Castle Conservation Register, which aims to identify buildings which could be successfully restored. In March 2009 planning permission was granted for a redevelopment of the castle, together with the building of a hotel, chalets and a golf course.

The lands of Hoddom or Hoddam belonged to the Herries family, allies of the Bruce family who were Lords of Annandale from 1124. It passed to the Carruthers family, and then to the Maxwells.

Sir James Douglas of Drumlanrig, who negotiated the division of the Debateable Lands, was appointed Warden of the West Marches from Annandale to Galloway on 31 August 1553.  The appointment was renewed on 23 October 1555. In 1568, as Warden, he held briefly Hoddam Castle.




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