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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.


Smailholm Tower - Kelso

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Visit a place that inspired Sir Walter Scott.


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.


Manderston - Berwickshire

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


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!"


Hermitage Castle - Newcastleton

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Discover a history filled with intrigue, murder, torture and treason.


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.


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…


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 - Roxburghshire

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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.


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…


Jedburgh Abbey - Jedburgh

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


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.


Waverley Lodge - Kelso

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This house once belonged to Sir Walter Scott's aunt. There is a bust of him to commemorate his stay in the house


The Bantry - Eyemouth

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Great viewpoint. Please be careful on rocks and rising tide


Greenknowe Tower - Scottish Borders

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View a handsome tower house standing tall on what may be the mound of an earlier castle.


St Mary's Kirk - Hawick

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The site of St Mary's has been a place of worship for many centuries - it is first mentioned in 1183


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


James Hogg Exhibition - Ettrick

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


Public Hall - Jedburgh

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The Public Hall was designed in 1900 by the architect J. P. Alison


Tree Bridge - Peebles

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Even though the bridge you see before today is modern (it dates from 1994) the old name is still used


Dalkeith Flour Mills - Dalkeith

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


Kelso Bridge - Kelso

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Historic Bridge across the River Tweed


Sir Walter Scott Monument - Edinburgh

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Built in 1841 to commemorate Sir Walter Scott, author of the best-selling Waverley novels, who died in 1832.


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


Harden - Hawick

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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…


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…


Corn Exchange - Melrose

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The former Corn Exchange was designed in the early 1860s in a Scots Jacobean style by David Cousins


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