History and Heritage

Starts Here
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.


Gunsgreen House - Eyemouth

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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


Fatlips Castle - Denholm

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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…


Manderston - Berwickshire

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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


Mellerstain House - Gordon

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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


Crichton Castle - Pathhead

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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


Smailholm Tower - Kelso

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

Visit a place that inspired Sir Walter Scott.


Melrose Abbey - Melrose

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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


Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum - Jedburgh

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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


Jedburgh Abbey - Jedburgh

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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


Dryburgh Abbey - St Boswells

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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


Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre - Jedburgh

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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…


Hermitage Castle - Newcastleton

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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


Abbotsford - Melrose

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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


Loupin’- on stane - Jedburgh

History & Heritage

‘Loupin’- on stane’, used as a step-up to allow riders to mount their horses


Greenknowe Tower - Gordon

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

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


Halliwell's House Museum - Selkirk

History & Heritage

Halliwell’s House Museum, situated in the narrow, cobbled Halliwell's Close, part of the oldest surviving row of dwellings in Selkirk.


Ninewells and the Whiteadder Water - Chirnside

History & Heritage

A pleasant route from Chirnside passing along the Whiteadder Water and by Chirnsidebridge


Tweed Bridge - Peebles

History & Heritage

Like the Cuddy Bridge, there has been a stone bridge over the River Tweed at this point since the 15th century


Stobsmills Gunpowder Mill - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

Scotland’s first industrial gunpowder mills started production here in 1794.


Piper’s House - Jedburgh

History & Heritage

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


The Ca'Knowe - Hawick

History & Heritage

A stone cairn marks the spot where the Burgess Roll was called at the annual checking of the marches of Hawick Common


Newbattle Abbey - Midlothian

History & Heritage
star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate

Originally a medieval Cistercian monastery, Newbattle Abbey has a 900-year history of welcoming guests royalty.


The Orangerie - Dalkeith

History & Heritage

This mock Jacobean folly stands in the grounds pf Dalkeith estate Newly restored after years of neglect Entry to the estate is free


The Bantry - Eyemouth

History & Heritage

Great viewpoint. Please be careful on rocks and rising tide


St Mary's Kirk - Hawick

History & Heritage

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


The Burn’s Monument - Dalkeith

History & Heritage

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


Cross Borders Drove Road - Kirknewton

History & Heritage

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…


St Michael's Wynd - Peebles

History & Heritage

Along the High Street between 48 and 50, which date date from the late 19th century, St Michael's Wynd make its way towards the Cuddy…


Masonic Lodge - Selkirk

History & Heritage

The 1887 Masonic Lodge is in dressed sandstone and was built to replace an earlier lodge


Mungo Park - Selkirk

History & Heritage

Mungo Park, was born four miles from Selkirk and here you'll see a statue of him erected in 1859