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Abbotsford | Melrose

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.


Fatlips Castle - Denholm

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Fatlips Castle is an iconic Borders pele tower in Roxburghshire atop the Minto Crags 2 miles northeast of the village of Denholm and 1 mile…


Hermitage Castle - Newcastleton

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This site is closed until Spring 2021.


Melrose Abbey - Melrose

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Discover a place so beloved by Robert the Bruce, he chose it as the final resting place for his heart.


Mellerstain House - Gordon

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Listed as one of Britain's best stately homes by The Telegraph, Mellerstain is a must-see. "A treasure, wonderful gardens and beautiful house!"


Manderston - Berwickshire

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Manderston is a stunning example of Edwardian architecture, the supreme country house in Scotland of it’s era.


Smailholm Tower - Kelso

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This site is closed until Spring 2021.


Jedburgh Abbey - Jedburgh

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Explore one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s.


Gunsgreen House - Eyemouth

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Gunsgreen House is full of fun and adventures for children. Toilet facilities, baby changing, lift access and parking is free.


Dryburgh Abbey - St Boswells

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Wander around this remarkably complete medieval ruin by the River Tweed to grasp the appeal of monastic life.


Crichton Castle - Pathhead

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Connect this lordly residence with some of Scotland’s most exciting moments.


Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum - Jedburgh

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Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum is an attraction that looks like a grand castle – but inside is a different story!


Abbotsford - Melrose

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The extraordinary home of Scottish legend Sir Walter Scott, the man who gave us the historical novel, popularised tartan & rediscovered Scotland’s Crown Jewels.


Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre - Jedburgh

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Mary Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre is set in the centre of historic Jedburgh and this 16th century tower house tells the story of Scotland’s…


Cousland Smiddy & Heritage Hub - Cousland

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Cousland Smiddy is a 300 year old working blacksmith shop with Heritage Hub & organic gardens


Bishop's Palace - Stow

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An excavation in 1984 uncovered the layout of a 17th century building, which was altered on at least two occasions


Old Cemetery - Eyemouth

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This is an extraordinary place which became full of cholera epidemic victims in 1849 when more than 100 people died in only six weeks


Our Lady and St Joseph's RC Church - Selkirk

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Roman Catholic church


Dalkeith Palace - Dalkeith

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Dalkeith Palace was built in 1702 on the site of an earlier Castle and until the 1920s was the principal seat of the Montagu Douglas…


Horsemarket - Kelso

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The buildings along Horsemarket are good examples of early 19th century architecture


The 'John Buchan Story' Museum - Peebles

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The Museum follows his extraordinary career. Artefacts, photos & Buchan's writings to tell a remarkable story.


Fishmarket - Eyemouth

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By the entrance to the harbour is the fishmarket and landing quay which was constructed in 2000


The Greenyards - Melrose

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


The Heritage Hub - Hawick

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On the site of the former Corn Exchange, is the home to the Registrar Service and a state-of the-art archive and family history centre


Dere Street Roman Road - Soutra

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Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers on the empire’s main road through the south of Scotland.


Canongate Bridge - Jedburgh

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Built in the 16th century, this is an attractive three-arched bridge. Now used only as a footbridge, this was at one time the principal route…


Water Tower - Dalkeith

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Dalkeith water tower was built in 1879 and became dis-used shortly after the 2nd world war. It was converted into a private residence in 1989


Auld Kirk and Graveyard - Galashiels

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The church was rebuilt over the centuries most notably in the late 15th century and then again in the 17th century. The present ruins date…


Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom - Selkirk

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In this building, Sir Walter Scott sat as Sheriff of Selkirkshire, dispensing justice for nearly 30 years until his death in 1832.


St Ronan's Wells Visitor Centre - Innerleithen

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Housed in an historic spa, the permanent exhibition tells the story of St Ronan's Wells, describing their connections with James Hogg and Sir Walter Scott.


Cross Borders Drove Road - Kirknewton

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Steeped in history, the 52 mile Cross Borders Drove Road is a truly fantastic route offering great variety in terms of scenery, surfacing, cultural and…