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.

Melrose Parish Kirk - Melrose

Religious Buildings

This building was constructed between 1808 and 1810, dedicated to St Cuthbert and it replaced the Abbey as a place of worship

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.

Leaderfoot Circular - Melrose

Outdoor Activities

This route goes through towns: Melrose, Newstead, Gattonside, and Earlston. Distance: 8.5 miles

Neilson’s Monument - Barstobrick Hill

Industrial, Monuments & Statues

Neilson's Monument stands at the summit of Barstobrick Hill, 2 miles north of Ringford. It is dedicated to the Scottish inventor James Beaumont Neilson.

Robert Burns' Ellisland Museum and Farm - Dumfries

Museums & Exhibitions

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…

Mungo Park - Selkirk

Monuments & Statues

Mungo Park, was born four miles from Selkirk and here you'll see a statue of him erected in 1859

Dalkeith Flour Mills - Dalkeith


A group of three buildings dating from the late 18th century

Harden - Hawick

Castles & Stately Homes

Harden is the home of Lord Polwarth a direct descendant of one of the most famous of the Border reivers, Walter “Auld Wat” Scott of…

The Orangerie - Dalkeith


This mock Jacobean folly stands in the grounds pf Dalkeith estate Newly restored after years of neglect Entry to the estate is free

125 Memorial: St Abbs - St Abbs

Monuments & Statues

One of four memorials commemorating the 189 Berwickshire fishermen who died in the fishing disaster of 1881.

Langham Bridge - Mindrum


A disused road bridge over the Bowmont Water.

Old Town House - Peebles

Religious Buildings

The Town House was duly built on the site in 1753

Priorwood Gardens - Melrose

Parks & Gardens

Explore the rustic walled garden located in the ancient precinct of Melrose Abbey.

Kirkhope Tower - Selkirk


Border Pele Tower

Kitchen Coos & Ewes - Walking Tour - Newton Stewart


A walking tour of our beautiful farm, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide.

Old Burial Ground - Galashiels

History & Heritage

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

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

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

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

Religious Buildings

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,…

Working Men’s institute - Duns

History & Heritage

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

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

Tinkers’ Acre - Duns

History & Heritage

The name derived from the times when travelling people camped here

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

Old Selkirk Prison - Selkirk

History & Heritage

The library was once Selkirk's Prison

Burgh Buildings and War Memorial - Galashiels

History & Heritage

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

Robert Burns Statue - Galashiels

History & Heritage

A bust of Robert Burns which dates from 1912

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…

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…