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.


James Hogg Exhibition - Ettrick

History & Heritage

This exhibition celebrates the life and works of James Hogg, 'The Ettrick Shepherd', in the beautiful and remote Ettrick Valley.


Council Offices - Eyemouth

History & Heritage

opposite the Auld Kirk stands an imposing building erected in 1874, now housing the local Council Offices but formerly the Commercial Bank of Scotland


The Devil's Porridge Museum - Eastriggs

Visitor Attractions

The Devil’s Porridge Museum is a 5 star rated attraction which regularly tops the list of things to do in Dumfries and Galloway on Trip…


Drumtroddan Standing Stones - Port William

History & Heritage

The Drumtroddan Stones are around 400 years old.


Pirn Hill Fort - Innerleithen

History & Heritage

Iron Age Fort on Pirn Hill


Merkland Cross - Near Ecclefechan

History & Heritage

Mark your path with a medieval wayside cross, raised on an ancient Roman road in the 1400s.


Cruggleton Castle - Newton Stewart

History & Heritage

Cruggleton Castle sits on Cruggleton Point, around 4.5 kilometres east of Whithorn.


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"


Turnbull Monument - Hawick

Arts & Culture

A monument to commemorate the beginnings of the Turnbull name after William of Rule saved King Robert the Bruce's life


Miners' Rows - Dalkeith

History & Heritage

These single storey brick cottages were built following the completion of the Lady Victoria pit in 1896


Earlston Diamond Jubilee Path - Innerleithen

Low Level Walks

The Diamond Jubilee Path was developed to provide a long term local legacy in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee


Gypsy Palace - Kirk Yetholm

History & Heritage

A one room cottage occupied by Esther Faa Blythe, ‘Queen of the Yetholm Gypsies’ (1861-83) and by her son, King Charles Faa Blythe (1898-1902)


Neilson’s Monument - Barstobrick Hill

History & Heritage

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.


The 12 Apostles Stone Circle - Dumfries

History & Heritage

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


The Catrail - Hawick

History & Heritage

The Catrail is a linear earthwork that runs from Robert's Linn, a burn flowing into the Slitrig Water, westward.


Harestanes Paths - Jedburgh

Low Level Walks

A good mix of walks for all abilities in the woods beside Folly Loch, Peniel Heugh or the hard surfaced Cricket Park Route


Dunscore Heritage Centre - Dunscore, Dumfries

History & Heritage

Hear of Dunscore's Jane Haining, an Auschwitz martyr. Discover Dunscore Kirk's long history and about the village and famous local people who have shaped it.


Stawford - Hethpool

History & Heritage

On a hilltop near Elsdonburn Shank are the clear outlines of a circular iron age fort Great Hetha.


Hoddom Bridge

History & Heritage

Hoddom Bridge is a three-span masonry arch bridge over the Annan on the B725.


The Montagu Bridge - Dalkeith

History & Heritage

This fine Adam arch crosses the river within Dalkeith Park, the park is open to the public and the bridge can be viewed from the…


Edrom Church - Edrom

History & Heritage

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


Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum - Sanquhar

History & Heritage

Visit the town’s fine 18th century tolbooth to discover how the people of Upper Nithsdale lived and worked in times past.


Duns Castle Holiday Cottages - Duns

Accommodation

Duns Castle Estate offers six holiday cottages for short or long term rental, ranging in size from a cosy one-bedroom to a family-sized four bedroom.


Striding Arches - Thornhill

History & Heritage

A series of sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy.


Greyfriars Episcopal Church - Kirkcudbright

History & Heritage

Greyfriars Episcopal Church in Kirkcudbright, sits on the site of a medieval friary.


Castle O'er Hill Fort - Eskdalemuir

History & Heritage

This was the most spectacular of the Esk Valley forts. As you climb up to Castle O'er, you can see how well defended it must…


St Bride's Anglican Church - Dumfries

History & Heritage

The Greyfriars Church building is currently home to St Bride's Anglican Church. The present building is built in the neo-Gothic style and dates back to…


Greengate - Kirkcudbright

History & Heritage

Along from Broughton House, Greengate was the home of Jessie M King and E A Taylor, significant artists in the history of Kirkcudbright’s artistic community.


Church of our Lady and St Andrew - Galashiels

History & Heritage

This Church is probably the finest decorative Victorian church in the Scottish Borders


Collegehill House - Roslin

Accommodation

Dating back to 1660, Collegehill House was originally the village inn. It now provides self-catering holiday accommodation