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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.


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!


Hermitage Castle - Newcastleton

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This site is closed until Spring 2021.


Manderston - Berwickshire

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


Dryburgh Abbey - St Boswells

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Following the latest Scottish Government announcement for mainland Scotland, the abbey is now closed.


Smailholm Tower - Kelso

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This site is closed until Spring 2021.


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!"


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…


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…


Jedburgh Abbey - Jedburgh

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Following the latest Scottish Government announcement for mainland Scotland, the abbey is now closed.


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.


Melrose Abbey - Melrose

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Following the latest Scottish Government announcement for mainland Scotland, the abbey is now closed.


Crichton Castle - Pathhead

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


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.


Chalkheugh Terrace - Kelso

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View of Old Roxburgh and Kelso Cauld


Devorgilla's Bridge - Dumfries

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Devorgilla's Bridge is one of the oldest bridges still in use in Scotland.


Cornmill Square - Galashiels

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The central feature to the Square (which was the site of the Corn Mill) is the fountain and the mill lade


Ogilvie Cairn - Hawick

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Commemorative Cairn in Harden Glen


Battle of Roslin Monument - Roslin

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The monument is further along the road at grid reference: NT 27821 63905. A memorial commemorating the Battle of Roslin in 1303


Penicuik Papermaking Museum - Penicuik

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The History of Papermaking & Penicuik’s former papermills of national importance, hands-on papermaking. Pre-book Guided visits.


Dalkeith Corn Exchange - Dalkeith

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Built in 1854 by public subscription as the town’s Corn Market, this was the biggest indoor grain market in Scotland


The Stewartry Museum - Kirkcudbright

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The Stewartry Museum has an old-world charm and exhibits a wealth of objects relating to the area known as The Stewartry, or Kirkcudbrightshire.


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…


Market Square - Galashiels

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The Square has had many reincarnations and remodelling through the years


Cockpen Church - Bonnyrigg

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Commissioned by the Earl of Dalhousie and built in 1820, this church replaced the 12th century one which now lies in ruins a mile to…


The Bantry - Eyemouth

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Great viewpoint. Please be careful on rocks and rising tide


Roxburgh Castle - Kelso

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The ruins of Roxburgh Castle sits near to the joining point of the River Tweed and Teviot.


The Burn’s Monument - Dalkeith

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A Victorian cast iron fountain erected in the High Street in 1899 to commemorate the centenary of the death of Robert Burns.


Stranraer Museum - Stranraer

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Stranraer's historic Old Town Hall, built in 1776, is the home of Stranraer Museum. Step inside and discover Wigtownshire's fascinating past


War Memorial - Lauder

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Lauder war memorial stands at the crossroads of West High Street and The Loan


Fushiebridge - Gorebridge

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This has not always been a quiet rural spot