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.


Carter Bar - Jedburgh

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Two marker stones to mark the border of Scotland and England


Neidpath Castle - Peebles

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


Kirk Yetholm PW Stone - Kelso

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


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…


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


Kirk Yetholm - Kelso

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Built of black whinstone, its dark exterior belies its light and airy interior. A local gypsy turned schoolmaster gave its beautiful east windows


Thirlestane Castle - Lauder

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One of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland


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.


St Mary's School - Melrose

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The school is built on the grounds of Abbey Park, the house of Captain Stedman


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.


Coldstream Museum - Coldstream

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


The Memorial - Eyemouth

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The Memorial is dedicated to the fishermen lost in the Great Disaster


Our Lady and St Joseph's RC Church - Selkirk

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Roman Catholic church


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


Old Parish Church - Kelso

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After the Reformation, the west of the Abbey continued to be used as Kelso’s parish church until the late 18th century


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…


Horsemarket - Kelso

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


Dalkeith Flour Mills - Dalkeith

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A group of three buildings dating from the late 18th century


Public Hall - Jedburgh

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The Public Hall was designed in 1900 by the architect J. P. Alison


Kelso Bridge - Kelso

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Historic Bridge across the River Tweed


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.


Cross Kirk, Peebles - Peebles

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


St Nicholas Buccleuch Church - Dalkeith

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A Chapel has been on this site since at least 1372


Lauder Kirk - Lauder

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The Duke of Lauderdale erected the present church in Lauder in 1673


The Montagu Bridge - Dalkeith

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This fine Adam arch crosses the river within Dalkeith Park, the park is open to the public and the bridge can be viewed from the…


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.


Pavilion Lodge - Duns

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Pavilion Lodge which dates from the 1770s and is one of the entrances to Duns Castle. Duns Castle and its grounds are private property


Robert Burns Statue - Galashiels

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A bust of Robert Burns which dates from 1912


Old Selkirk Prison - Selkirk

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The library was once Selkirk's Prison


Tolbooth House - Duns

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The tolbooth was where market traders paid levies to sell their goods and where those who fell foul of the law were imprisoned