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.

The Loupin' Stanes - Eskdalemuir

Ancient, Ruins

An ancient stone circle situated just south of Eskdalemuir and easily accessible from the main road

The Crichton Grounds and Gardens - Dumfries

Parks & Gardens

The Crichton is an 85 acre parkland estate in Dumfries with beautifully maintained grounds, gardens and arboretum. Free access and parking.

Moat Park - Hawick


The Motte -the large mound of earth -dates from the 12th century and was built by the Lovels.

Edrom Church - Edrom

Early Christian, Religious Buildings

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

MacDiarmid Memorial - Langholm

Monuments & Statues

This imposing, metallic “open book” structure celebrates the works of the man considered by many to be the pre-eminent Scottish poet of the 20th century.

Loch Ken Viaduct - Loch Ken


Built in 1860 for £12,288, the Loch Ken Viaduct was opened for the railway in 1861. It's the oldest surviving bridge of its type in…

Morebattle Church - Morebattle

Religious Buildings

A red sandstone church, in a peaceful churchyard with a fine view. A notorious confrontation here changed the course of the Church of Scotland

Johnstone Mausoleum - Bentpath

Monuments & Statues

The Johnstone Mausoleum at Westerkirk Graveyard was designed in 1790 by Robert Adam. It was made for John Johnstone of Alva.

The Square - Kelso

History & Heritage

Learn about the The Square and its magnificent surrounding buildings

Lifeboat Station - Eyemouth

History & Heritage

There has been a Lifeboat Station at Eyemouth since 1876, the first lifeboat being the rowing lifeboat "James and Rachel Grindlay"

Old Town House - Peebles

Religious Buildings

The Town House was duly built on the site in 1753

St Mary’s Church - Dalkeith

Religious Buildings

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

The Ca'Knowe - Hawick

Ancient, Monuments & Statues

A stone cairn marks the spot where the Burgess Roll was called at the annual checking of the marches of Hawick Common.

Newbyres Castle - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

Newbyres Castle was once a substantial L-shaped tower house built by Michael Borthwick of Glengelt.

Hutton's Unconformity Sculpture - Jedburgh

Monuments & Statues

A sculpture in honour of geologist James Hutton in the 18th century

Broughton House and Garden - Kirkcudbright

Visitor Attractions

House and Garden - The home of ‘Glasgow Boy’ Hornel sits in a Japanese-inspired garden and hosts an impressive collection of art.

Coo Palace - Kirkcudbright

Buildings, Industrial

Originally named Corseyard Farm and known now as the Coo Palace, this architecturally unusual building was built between 1911 and 1914.

Galloway House - Newton Stewart

Castles & Stately Homes

Lord Alexander Garlies, son of the fifth Earl of Galloway and the Machars’ greatest landowner, built the house in 1740.

Drumlanrig Mains Cottage - Thornhill


You can now stay on the historic & picturesque Drumlanrig Country Estate. Choose between 3 properties, perfectly located to enjoy the walks, trails & history.

The Greenyards - Melrose

Parks & Gardens

This area is called The Greenyards and was gifted to the town by Charles Ormiston, a former seed merchant from Melrose

Chester House - Eyemouth


Number 11 Church Street is also known as Chester House.

James Hogg monument - Selkirk

Monuments & Statues

Monument of James Hogg and information boards overlooking an area Hogg loved and knew well

Colterscleuch Monument - Hawick

Monuments & Statues

Also known as the Henry Scott Riddell cairn. The 50 foot high cairn was erected in 1874 and restored in 1999 to mark the bi-centenary…

Kelso Race Course - Kelso


Horse racing was always a popular pastime in the Borders. In 1822 the Duke of Roxburghe built a new racecourse at Berrymoss, just to the…

Parish Church - Peebles

Religious Buildings

The Parish Church is built on Castlehill, site of Peebles Castle

Robert Burns Mausoleum - Dumfries

Monuments & Statues

The Robert Burns Mausoleum stands at the eastern end of the churchyard of St Michael's Church.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court - Jedburgh


Originally the site of the Council House, it's now the Jedburgh Sheriff Court. Next door is the town's Police Station

Prince Charlie’s House - Jedburgh


During the 1745 attempt to restore the Stuart Monarchy, Bonnie Prince Charlie is said to have stayed in this house on 6 and 7 November

Jim Clark Motorsport Museum - Duns

Visitor Attractions

Zooming into 2019 is a brand new visitor experience to celebrate the life of racing legend Jim Clark.

Kirkcudbright Galleries - Kirkcudbright

Arts & Culture

Kirkcudbright Galleries are the home to a nationally important art collection and host a wide range of temporary art and craft exhibitions.