Above image taken by Johnny Ballantyne, Bedrule village, church and castle mound, with Fatlips castle on Minto Crags and the Eildon Hills in the background.
Bedrule Village - this is a lovely little village hidden in the rolling hills of Rulewater.
There are regular events in the village hall including whist drives, coffee mornings, craft fairs and various keep fit classes. I have really fond memories of children's Christmas parties here, where we would be visited by the real Santa Claus. A place where the community truly comes together. hy not experience a unique stay in Bedrule at the Sunny Bedrule Glamping site?
Bedrule Church has perhaps one of the finest views a country church could ever offer. Sitting high on the edge of a hill overlooking the Rule water and Ruberslaw. A lovely fairy tale venue for a wedding in a dream destination.
Bedrule Castle - there is now barely a trace of the stronghold of Bedrule - unless you know where to look! If you make your way into the church yard and turn right, you will find a Stone Cairn. Look out across the fields towards the direction of Fatlips Castle, and you will see the outline traces of foundations and walls in the left-side field near where you stand. The Cairn was erected by the Turnbull Clan to commemorate this important historical site.
The image below shows inspirational Wally Turnbull placing the Time Capsule inside the cairn.
Bedrule castle was built by the Comyns, and the lands granted to Sir James Douglas by King Robert the Bruce. Sir James entrusted the land to the Turnbulls.
Exciting things are taking place this winter with the Bedrule Heritage Project. Explorations of the Bedrule Castle site as well as learning workshops.