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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.


Morebattle Church - Morebattle

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A red sandstone church, in a peaceful churchyard with a fine view. A notorious confrontation here changed the course of the Church of Scotland


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


Stawford - Hethpool

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On a hilltop near Elsdonburn Shank are the clear outlines of a circular iron age fort Great Hetha


Horsemarket - Kelso

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


Mercat Cross - Melrose

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The Mercat Cross of Melrose was originally the cross that had been at the entrance to the Abbey precinct at "The Bow"


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…


Ninewells House - Chirnside

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Ninewells is named for the springs that flow from the hillside into the Whiteadder Water


The Waterloo Monument - Ancrum

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Park at Harestanes Visitor Centre and follow the Peniel Heugh walk to reach the Monument


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


Penicuik Town Hall - Penicuik

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Built 1894 by Alexander Cowan of Valleyfield Paper Mill, social reformer and philanthropist. Clock added 1901. Scottish Baronial Style by Campbell Douglas


St Queran's Well - Dumfries

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This well is well known to locals as a place of worship and offerings.


Masonic Lodge - Selkirk

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


Jedburgh Sheriff Court - Jedburgh

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Originally the site of the Council House, it's now the Jedburgh Sheriff Court. Next door is the town's Police Station


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.


Temple Church - Temple

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


Pant Well - Selkirk

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The Pant Well was originally constructed in 1706 to improve the quality of the town’s water supply


The Ice House - Dalkeith

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This little building can be found within the Dalkeith country park ,entry is free and is open all year


Foulden Tithe Barn - Scottish Borders

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Closed due to COVID-19. See a rare example of a tithe barn – a building constructed to store agricultural production tithes given to the Church.


Memorial to Sir Walter Scott - Galashiels

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A Memorial Statue to Sir Walter Scott.


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


Old Parish and St Paul’s Church - Galashiels

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This impressive church building held its first service in November 1881


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…


Ogilvie Cairn - Hawick

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Commemorative Cairn in Harden Glen


Parish Church - Peebles

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


Kirkhope Tower - Selkirk

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Border Pele Tower


Camera Obscura - Dumfries

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The world’s oldest working Camera Obscura is on the top floor of the windmill tower at Dumfries Museum.


125 Memorial: Cove - Cove

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


Coldstream Museum - Coldstream

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


Chain Bridge - Melrose

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The bridge was opened formally on 26th October 1826


Mavisbank House - Loanhead

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