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.


Rosslyn Castle - Roslin

History & Heritage

Built by the St Clair family in 1304 after the Battle of Roslin.


Parton Privy - Parton

History & Heritage

Built in 1901, the Parton Privy is is B-listed building, that was once a toilet.


Robert Burns' Ellisland Museum and Farm - Dumfries

History & Heritage

Ellisland Farm was the rural home of National Bard Robert Burns from 1788-1791. He built the house for his family and wrote some of his…


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


Cheviot Hills - Wooler

Scenic Views

The Cheviot Hills are ideal for walkers, climbers, mountain biking and horse riding


Glenesk Viaduct - Dalkeith

History & Heritage

The Glenesk Viaduct spans a deep gorge over the North Esk, at Dalkeith. Opened in 1847, it is one of the earliest major railway bridges…


Tolbooth House - Duns

History & Heritage

The tolbooth was where market traders paid levies to sell their goods and where those who fell foul of the law were imprisoned


Working Men’s institute - Duns

History & Heritage

This building was built in 1877 and displays a Dutch gable pediment and unusual stone columns.


Pavilion Lodge - Duns

History & Heritage

Pavilion Lodge which dates from the 1770s and is one of the entrances to Duns Castle. Duns Castle and its grounds are private property


Old Selkirk Prison - Selkirk

History & Heritage

The library was once Selkirk's Prison


Kirk Wynd - Lauder

History & Heritage

Kirk Wynd once led to the Old Kirk in the grounds of Thirlestane Castle and the name has remained ever since


Ninewells Dovecot - Chirnside

History & Heritage

This circular structure dates back to the 16th century and is one of a number of dovecots built to house and feed pigeons over the…


Tinkers’ Acre - Duns

History & Heritage

The name derived from the times when travelling people camped here


Old Burial Ground - Galashiels

History & Heritage

Within the grounds is the family tomb of Mungo Park, the Borders-born explorer of Africa


East Port - Lauder

History & Heritage

The narrowest part of the A68 road from Edinburgh to Newcastle is at the former East Port in Lauder


Kirkmaiden Old Kirk - Stranraer

History & Heritage

Built in1638 to replace St Catherine’s at the Mull of Galloway, Kirkmaiden Old Kirk lies in the most southerly parish in Scotland on Core Hill,…


Robert Burns Statue - Galashiels

History & Heritage

A bust of Robert Burns which dates from 1912


Three Brethren - Selkirk

History & Heritage

The Three Brethren cairns mark the boundaries of the estates of Buccleuch, Yair and Selkirk Burgh at a height of 465m


Burgh Buildings and War Memorial - Galashiels

History & Heritage

This was the site of the house of the Gala Estate’s miller.