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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.


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…


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 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.


Jedburgh Abbey - Jedburgh

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


Hermitage Castle - Newcastleton

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This site is closed until Spring 2021.


Smailholm Tower - Kelso

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This site is closed until Spring 2021.


Crichton Castle - Pathhead

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


Manderston - Berwickshire

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


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.


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.


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!"


St Nicholas Buccleuch Church - Dalkeith

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A Chapel has been on this site since at least 1372


Branxholme Castle - Hawick

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The ancient stronghold of the Scotts of Buccleuch which stands on a high bank above the Teviot begun its life as a Border pele-tower


Piper’s House - Jedburgh

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Piper’s House dates from 1604 although it was remodelled in 1896


Former Railway Station - Melrose

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The railway which once brought visitors and commerce to Melrose, was removed at the end of the 1960s


Mercat cross - Duns

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The markets of Duns were held weekly on a Wednesday. The cross was taken down to make way for the Town House


Town Hall - Lauder

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Lauder Town Hall was formerly the town Tolbooth


Chalkheugh Terrace - Kelso

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View of Old Roxburgh and Kelso Cauld


St Mary's School - Melrose

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The school is built on the grounds of Abbey Park, the house of Captain Stedman


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.


Trimontium Viewpoint - Melrose

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Roman Fort Site


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


Abbey House - Melrose

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Abbey House which dates from the late 18th century


Ninewells House - Chirnside

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Ninewells is named for the springs that flow from the hillside into the Whiteadder Water


War Memorial - Lauder

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


Duns Parish Church - Duns

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This building was built in the late 18th century as the Parish school and School Master’s house


Newhailes Estate - Musselburgh

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The Estate around Newhailes House is set in a designed landscape full of interesting features and the woodland and estate walks with fine views.


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.