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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.


Napoleonic Monument - Penicuik

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Impressive memorial to 309 French Napoleonic POWs who died in Valleyfield Paper Mill prison 1811-1814 and buried nearby


Our Lady and St Joseph's RC Church - Selkirk

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Roman Catholic church


Bowhill House & Grounds - Selkirk

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Deep in the heart of the Scottish Borders an enchanting country estate awaits you with an adventure playground, exhibition & world renowned art collection.


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


Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom - Selkirk

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In this building, Sir Walter Scott sat as Sheriff of Selkirkshire, dispensing justice for nearly 30 years until his death in 1832.


Newgate - Jedburgh

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This is a harled building with an archway and a tall spire


Trimontium Viewpoint - Melrose

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Roman Fort Site


Hawick Museum - Hawick

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Discover a town’s treasures in an historic house in beautiful parkland.


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


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…


Greenknowe Tower - Gordon

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This site is closed but you can still visit the exterior of the site.


Mungo Park - Selkirk

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


Halliwell's House Museum - Selkirk

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


St Nicholas Buccleuch Church - Dalkeith

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A Chapel has been on this site since at least 1372


Dalkeith Museum - Dalkeith

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Discover the rich history and heritage of Dalkeith. The Museum provides an open, welcoming public space where visitors can step into Dalkeith's fascinating past


Eggerness Point/Castle Site

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Occupation from both prehistoric and early historic periods is evidenced by cup and ring markings and by the discovery (now covered over for protection) of…


Old Gala House - Galashiels

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Set in beautifully landscaped grounds near the centre of Galashiels, Old Gala House is an impressive building dating back to 1583.


Castle of St John, Stranraer - Stranraer

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The Castle of St John is a fine example of the tower houses built and used by Scottish Lairds in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.


Borders Textile Towerhouse - Hawick

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At Borders Textile Towerhouse visitors can discover the story of the region’s knitwear and tweed industries.


Chain Bridge - Melrose

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The bridge was opened formally on 26th October 1826


Tweeddale Museum & Gallery - Peebles

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This striking 16th century building is home to a museum and gallery which host a lively programme of exhibitions and events


Colterscleuch Monument - Hawick

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Also known as the Henry Scott Riddell cairn. The 50 foot high cairn was erected in 1874 and restored in 1999 to mark the bi-centenary…


The 12 Apostles Stone Circle - Dumfries

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This Neolithic Stone Circle is the largest in mainland Scotland containing 11 of the original stones.


Wigtown Museum - Wigtown

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The Wigtown museum tells the story of the Burgh and various items of Wigtown memorabilia are on display.


Parish Church - Peebles

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The Parish Church is built on Castlehill, site of Peebles Castle


Roxburgh Castle - Kelso

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


Masonic Lodge - Selkirk

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


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


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


Kirkhope Tower - Selkirk

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Border Pele Tower