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.


Chalkheugh Terrace - Kelso

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View of Old Roxburgh and Kelso Cauld


Rosslyn Castle - Roslin

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


St Peter’s Episcopal Church and School - Galashiels

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On St Peter’s day, 28th June 1853, the foundation stone was laid for the present church of St Peter’s


Coldstream Museum - Coldstream

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


West Parish Church - Dalkeith

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This was built in 1840 to take the overflow from St Nicholas Church


James Hogg monument - Selkirk

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Monument of James Hogg and information boards overlooking an area Hogg loved and knew well


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


Pease Bridge - Cocksburnpath

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Once was the world's highest bridge


Marine Parade and the Seafront - Eyemouth

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Marine Parade has a fine example of a modern housing development that retains much of the scale and character of the local area


Former Trinity North Church of Scotland and Church Halls - Kelso

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Gothic style church designed and built between 1885-6 by the Edinburgh architect John Starforth


The Bantry - Eyemouth

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Great viewpoint. Please be careful on rocks and rising tide


Abbey Close - Jedburgh

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Learn about the history of the house 'Wren's Nest' and other famous residents on the close


Harden - Hawick

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Harden is the home of Lord Polwarth a direct descendant of one of the most famous of the Border reivers, Walter “Auld Wat” Scott of…


Jedburgh War Memorial - Jedburgh

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War Memorial to all those who lost their lives in armed conflict


Newgate - Jedburgh

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


Waverley Lodge - Kelso

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This house once belonged to Sir Walter Scott's aunt. There is a bust of him to commemorate his stay in the house


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


Jim Clark Motorsport Museum - Duns

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Zooming into 2019 is a brand new visitor experience to celebrate the life of racing legend Jim Clark


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


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


Linton Kirk - Kelso

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Linton kirk is one of the most attractive and interesting churches in Teviotdale, with fine views across the Kale valley


James Hogg Exhibition - Ettrick

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


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


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.


Christ Church - Duns

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This Scottish Episcopal Church in 1857 to a design based upon a Romanesque style church


Cloth Hall - Galashiels

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A Category C Listed Building in Galashiels


Newbattle Abbey - Midlothian

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


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.


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.


Dalkeith Corn Exchange - Dalkeith

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Built in 1854 by public subscription as the town’s Corn Market, this was the biggest indoor grain market in Scotland