History and Heritage

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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.


James Hogg Exhibition - Ettrick

History & Heritage

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


Border Gate - Kelso

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The English Scottish Border on a hill route through the Cheviots


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.


Chalkheugh Terrace - Kelso

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View of Old Roxburgh and Kelso Cauld


St Michael's Wynd - Peebles

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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…


The Bantry - Eyemouth

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Great viewpoint. Please be careful on rocks and rising tide


Horsemarket - Kelso

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The buildings along Horsemarket are good examples of early 19th century architecture


Goldielands Tower - Hawick

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A typical 16th Century Border peel tower in a prominent position overlooking the confluence of the Borthwick and the Teviot


Marketplace - Jedburgh

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A Mercat Cross once stood here, its position marked by a plaque set in the middle of the road. Also situated here is the Jubilee…


Cross Kirk, Peebles - Peebles

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


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.


Stobsmills Gunpowder Mill - Gorebridge

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


Hawick Horse - Hawick

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Iconic Hawick Statue


Kirk Yetholm PW Stone - Kelso

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A stone marking the end of the Pennine Way in Kirk Yetholm


Moat Park - Hawick

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The Motte -the large mound of earth -dates from the 12th century and was built by the Lovels.


Bishop's Palace - Stow

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An excavation in 1984 uncovered the layout of a 17th century building, which was altered on at least two occasions


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


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


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…


125 Memorial: St Abbs - St Abbs

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One of four memorials commemorating the 189 Berwickshire fishermen who died in the fishing disaster of 1881.


Tibbie Tamson’s Grave - Selkirk

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A most attractive and emotive circular up to Tibbie’s grave through woodland and farmland. Boots or strong shoes needed in wet conditions. Distance: 4 miles/2-3…


125 Memorial: Burnmouth - Burnmouth

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One of four memorials commemorating the 189 Berwickshire fishermen who died in the fishing disaster of 1881.


Ashkirk Aisle - Selkirk

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Ancient kirk site and famous Will Ogilvie's Family Aisle


The Ca'Knowe - Hawick

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


Walk up the River Teviot - Kelso to Roxburgh Castle

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A circular route from Kelso to Roxburgh Castle. Walking on Grassy riverside path with stiles and steps and a disused railway track. Distance: 6 miles/…


St Mary’s Church - Dalkeith

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St Mary’s, a church built in the “English University” style for the Duke of Buccleuch in 1843–45


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.


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


Rosslyn Castle - Roslin

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Built by the St Clare family in 1304 after the Battle of Roslin


Stow Town Hall - Stow

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Stow Town Hall was built in 1857 in the Scottish Baronial style by Mitchell Innes the local landowner who had intended to develop Stow into…