This sword was actually quite well balanced and easy to handle.
Neidpath Castle
Neidpath is still under restoration (third level flooring missing).
Day Eleven began with a tour of the famous "haunted" Neidpath Castle near the village of Peebles.
Inside the castle, a display case held modern reproductions of ancient weapons like this claymore.  The castle caretaker graciously allowed us to handle the claymore to take this picture. The ancient Scots must have been a hardy lot to wield this huge sword!