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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.


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.


Hermitage Castle - Newcastleton

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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.


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.


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…


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.


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.


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!"


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!


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…


Willie Spears Statue - Eyemouth

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This bronze figure commemorates William Spears, a local fisherman who led a revolt against the tithes levied on fish by the Church of Scotland.


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


Prince Charlie’s House - Jedburgh

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During the 1745 attempt to restore the Stuart Monarchy, Bonnie Prince Charlie is said to have stayed in this house on 6 and 7 November


Cross Kirk, Peebles - Peebles

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Visit an ancient holy site associated with miracles and the grave of a saint.


Town Well - Penicuik

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The New Well erected in 1864 by D & A Cowan of Valleyfield Papermill to provide clean drinking water piped from the Silverburn Spring in…


Duns Exhibition Room - Duns

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Duns Exhibition Room is located in the local Library Contact Centre, providing a flexible space for local history and art exhibitions


Mavisbank House - Loanhead

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Mavisbank is a historic country house outside of the village of Loanhead.


Foulden Tithe Barn - Scottish Borders

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See a rare example of a tithe barn – a building constructed to store agricultural production tithes given to the Church.


Stob Stanes - Kelso

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A half mile walk into the hills brings you to these ancient stones. They are the focus of a dramatic rideout in the annual Festival…


Allanhaugh Tower - Hawick

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Sometimes called Allanmouth Tower from its position high on a bank above the Allan Water not far from its confluence with the Teviot


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…


Royal British Legion Hall - Jedburgh

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A site of the former Jedburgh Boston Church


Stow Packhorse Bridge - Galashiels

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The pack-horse bridge in Stow was constructed by public subscription around 1654-5 with a low parapet to allow burdened horses to cross in safety. Walk…


Mercat Cross - Melrose

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The Mercat Cross of Melrose was originally the cross that had been at the entrance to the Abbey precinct at "The Bow"


John Veitch Memorial Fountain - Peebles

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This fountain commemorates the life of Professor John Veitch and is located in the town of Peebles


Our Lady and St Joseph's RC Church - Selkirk

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Roman Catholic church


Coldstream Museum - Coldstream

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At Coldstream Museum uncover the story Coldstream Guards and the town of Coldstream.