History and Heritage

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History and Heritage


The Borders has a long and rich history. These stops offer a range of different types, from exploring the first religious settlements in the area to more recent family and cultural history.

Easily accessible by train, there will be something everyone will enjoy.

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What you'll see

Stow Town Hall - Stow

Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues

Stow Town Hall was built in 1857 in the Scottish Baronial style by Mitchell Innes the local landowner who had intended to develop Stow into…

Auld Kirk and Graveyard - Galashiels

Religious Buildings

The church was rebuilt over the centuries most notably in the late 15th century and then again in the 17th century.

Old Gala House - Galashiels

Castles & Stately Homes, Museums & Exhibitions

Set in beautifully landscaped grounds near the centre of Galashiels, Old Gala House is an impressive building dating back to 1583.

Memorial to Sir Walter Scott - Galashiels

Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Monuments & Statues

A Memorial Statue to Sir Walter Scott.

Abbotsford Grounds - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

A pleasant circular route around Abbotsford’s grounds, home of Sir Walter Scott

Melrose Abbey - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

Melrose Abbey was founded around 1136 by King David I and was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The Border abbeys were centres of learning, politics,…