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.


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…


Tinkers’ Acre - Duns

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The name derived from the times when travelling people camped here


Glenesk Viaduct - Dalkeith

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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…


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


Old Burial Ground - Galashiels

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


Old Selkirk Prison - Selkirk

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The library was once Selkirk's Prison


Robert Burns Statue - Galashiels

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A bust of Robert Burns which dates from 1912


Neilson's Tower

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East Port - Lauder

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


Working Men’s institute - Duns

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