All History & Heritage

Travel back in time to Romans, knights, Jacobites and reivers. Gaze at century-old abbeys standing tall in the vast landscape, uncover the mysteries of the Templars, and trace Scottish culture to the places that shaped it. It’s better felt than telt.


Jedburgh Abbey - Jedburgh

Visitor Attractions

Due to access restrictions in place, there is currently no visitor access to the abbey.


Dryburgh Abbey - St Boswells

Visitor Attractions

Due to access restrictions in place, there is currently no visitor access to the abbey.


Rosslyn Chapel - Roslin

Visitor Attractions

Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 but more recently it came to worldwide prominence through featuring in The da Vinci Code!


Melrose Abbey - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The abbey grounds and museum are now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.


Edrom Church - Edrom

History & Heritage

Visit a true Romanesque relic: an entrance arch of the 1100s, reused as the entrance to a burial vault.


Tibbie Tamson’s Grave - Selkirk

History & Heritage

An attractive circular walk up to Tibbie’s grave through woodland and farmland. Boots or strong shoes needed in wet conditions. Distance: 4 miles/2-3 hours


Lauder Kirk - Lauder

History & Heritage

The Duke of Lauderdale erected the present church in Lauder in 1673


Old Parish and St Paul’s Church - Galashiels

History & Heritage

This impressive church building held its first service in November 1881


St Mary's Kirk - Hawick

History & Heritage

The site of St Mary's has been a place of worship for many centuries - it is first mentioned in 1183


Kirk Yetholm - Kelso

History & Heritage

Built of black whinstone, its dark exterior belies its light and airy interior. A local gypsy turned schoolmaster gave its beautiful east windows


War Memorial - Newtongrange

History & Heritage

The town’s war memorial list the names of the town’s war dead in both the Great War and World War 2


Cockpen Church - Bonnyrigg

History & Heritage

Commissioned by the Earl of Dalhousie and built in 1820, this church replaced the 12th century one which now lies in ruins a mile to…


Auld Kirk - Selkirk

History & Heritage

There has been a church on this site since 1152 AD


Dalry Parish Church - St John's Town of Dalry

History & Heritage

The parish church in Dalry was design by William McCandlish and was completed in 1831.


Wicker Man Sculpture - Kirkcudbright

History & Heritage

The Wickerman is a sculpture made from wicker, by Trevor Leats.


Kirk Hill - Eyemouth

History & Heritage

It was here that St Ebba (Æbbe ) reputedly founded her monastery sometime around AD 643 and became associated with the performance of many miracles


Napoleonic Monument - Penicuik

History & Heritage

Impressive memorial to 309 French Napoleonic POWs who died in Valleyfield Paper Mill prison 1811-1814 and buried nearby


St Peter’s Episcopal Church and School - Galashiels

History & Heritage

On St Peter’s day, 28th June 1853, the foundation stone was laid for the present church of St Peter’s


St Mary’s Church - Dalkeith

History & Heritage

St Mary’s, a church built in the “English University” style for the Duke of Buccleuch in 1843–45


Philiphaugh Battle Memorial - Selkirk

History & Heritage

The memorial stone was placed by the Montrose Society in May 2013, to commemorate the Battle of Philiphaugh which took place on 13th September 1645.


Our Lady and St Joseph's RC Church - Selkirk

History & Heritage

Roman Catholic church


Kirkmadrine Stones - Near Sandhead

History & Heritage

Find evidence of early Christianity in Britain in these carved stones dating back 1,500 years.


Carter Bar - Jedburgh

History & Heritage

Two marker stones to mark the border of Scotland and England


Kirkcudbright Art Tours - Kirkcudbright

Arts & Culture

A private arts tour of Kirkcudbright, Scotland's Artist's Town with local guide Fiona Lee.


The 12 Apostles Stone Circle - Dumfries

History & Heritage

This Neolithic Stone Circle is the largest in mainland Scotland containing 11 of the original stones.


Lincluden Collegiate Church - Dumfries

History & Heritage

Explore the remains of a collegiate church that was probably built by one of Scotland’s finest masons.


Irongray Church - Dumfries

History & Heritage

Irongray Parish Church, is located in the small rural parish on Irongray, 6 miles north west of the town of Dumfries.


Nithsdale Stories & Wheels - Sanquhar

Tours

Nithsdale Stories & Wheels are waiting to add that special experience to your break in Dumfries & Galloway in 2022.


Johnnie Armstrong Memorial - Hawick

History & Heritage

Johnnie Armstrong of Gilnockie was one of the most notorious of the Border reivers


Cross Kirk, Peebles - Peebles

History & Heritage

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