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.

Three Brethren - Selkirk

History & Heritage

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

Burgh Buildings and War Memorial - Galashiels

History & Heritage

This was the site of the house of the Gala Estate’s miller.

Old Burial Ground - Galashiels

History & Heritage

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

Kirk Wynd - Lauder

History & Heritage

Kirk Wynd once led to the Old Kirk in the grounds of Thirlestane Castle and the name has remained ever since

East Port - Lauder

History & Heritage

The narrowest part of the A68 road from Edinburgh to Newcastle is at the former East Port in Lauder

Glenesk Viaduct - Dalkeith

History & Heritage

The Glenesk Viaduct spans a deep gorge over the North Esk, at Dalkeith. Opened in 1847, it is one of the earliest major railway bridges…

Ninewells Dovecot - Chirnside

History & Heritage

This circular structure dates back to the 16th century and is one of a number of dovecots built to house and feed pigeons over the…

Working Men’s institute - Duns

History & Heritage

This building was built in 1877 and displays a Dutch gable pediment and unusual stone columns.

Tinkers’ Acre - Duns

History & Heritage

The name derived from the times when travelling people camped here