Scott's View

Scenic Views
Scott's View is probably the most famous view in the Scottish Borders.

About Scott's View

This outstanding view of the River Tweed and Eildon Hills was Sir Walter Scott’s favourite view. The story is told that when his funeral cortege was making its way to nearby Dryburgh Abbey from his home at Abbotsford, the horses stopped, unbidden, at the spot – they were so used to stopping there during Scott’s visits to the area. The view takes in the Eildon Hills, the River Tweed and the original site of the Abbey at Melrose.

The three peaks that make up the Eildon Hills are a reminder of the volcanic activity that once took place in the area, and are visible across the surrounding landscapes.

The scenic viewpoint can be accessed by car from the B6404 on the road from St Boswells to Kelso and then turning off towards Dryburgh Abbey.

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