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.


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.


Battle of Roslin Monument - Roslin

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The monument is further along the road at grid reference: NT 27821 63905. A memorial commemorating the Battle of Roslin in 1303


Sir Walter Scott Monument - Edinburgh

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Built in 1841 to commemorate Sir Walter Scott, author of the best-selling Waverley novels, who died in 1832.


Newhailes Estate - Musselburgh

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The Estate around Newhailes House is set in a designed landscape full of interesting features and the woodland and estate walks with fine views.


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…


Mavisbank House - Loanhead

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


Chester House - Eyemouth

History & Heritage

Number 11 Church Street is also known as Chester House.


Former Post Office - Duns

History & Heritage

This building was designed c.1900


Neidpath Castle - Peebles

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14th century castle. Tours. Accommodation. Weddings. Events. Filming.


Newtown Street - Duns

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Notable buildings on this street


Cousland Smiddy & Heritage Hub - Midlothian

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Cousland Smiddy is a 300 year old working blacksmith shop with Heritage Hub & organic gardens


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…


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…


Temple Church - Midloathian

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This parish consisted originally of three parishes; those of Clerkington, Moorfoot and Balantrodach.


Dere Street Roman Road, Soutra - Scottish Borders

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Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers on the empire’s main road through the south of Scotland.


Lifeboat Station - Eyemouth

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There has been a Lifeboat Station at Eyemouth since 1876, the first lifeboat being the rowing lifeboat "James and Rachel Grindlay"


St Nicholas Buccleuch Church - Dalkeith

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A Chapel has been on this site since at least 1372


Loupin’- on stane - Jedburgh

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


Mercat Cross - Galashiels

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A cross has occupied this site since 1599


Carter Bar - Jedburgh

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Two marker stones to mark the border of Scotland and England


Pen-Y-Coe Press - Penicuik

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Former Post Office now a Living Museum Printer & Stationary Shop. Includes a display of old letterpress printers.


Miners' Rows - Dalkeith

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These single storey brick cottages were built following the completion of the Lady Victoria pit in 1896


Jedburgh Friary/Greyfriars Garden - Jedburgh

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Even though nothing remains standing above ground, what remains is still the most extensive Franciscan Friary to be seen in Scotland


The Square - Kelso

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Learn about the The Square and its magnificent surrounding buildings


Abbey House - Melrose

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Abbey House which dates from the late 18th century


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


Tinkers’ Acre - Duns

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The name derived from the times when travelling people camped here


Robert Burns Statue - Galashiels

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A bust of Robert Burns which dates from 1912


Three Brethren - Selkirk

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The Three Brethren cairns mark the boundaries of the estates of Buccleuch, Yair and Selkirk Burgh at a height of 465m


Old Burial Ground - Galashiels

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Within the grounds is the family tomb of Mungo Park, the Borders-born explorer of Africa