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Melrose Abbey - Historic Scotland

Melrose Abbey
Melrose TD6 9LG

historic-scotland.gov.uk

One of Scotland's most famous ruins, the abbey was founded by David I in 1136 for the Cistercian Order, it was largely destroyed by Richard II's English army in 1385. The surviving remains of the church are largely of the early 15th century.

Mary Queen of Scots' House & Visitor Centre

Queen Street
Jedburgh TD8 6EN

goo.gl

This fine example of a 16th century bastel house is set in a beautiful garden of pear trees. Displays tell the story of Scotland's tragic queen.

Harmony Garden

St Mary's Road
Melrose TD6 9LJ

nts.org.uk

Elegant Regency town house available as a holiday let, set within three acre walled garden which is open to the public.

Dryburgh Abbey - Historic Scotland

Dryburgh Abbey
near St Boswells TD6 0RQ

historic-scotland.gov.uk

Dryburgh sits by the Tweed River. Its remarkably complete medieval ruins makes it easy to appreciate the attractions of monastic life.

Drumlanrig's Tower

1 Tower Knowe
Hawick TD9 9EN

goo.gl

Drumlanrig's Tower was originally a 16th century stone L-plan tower house, founded by the Douglas family. Of three storeys and a garret, the basement in the main block was vaulted and the hall stood on the first floor.

Abbotsford House

Abbotsford
Melrose TD6 9BQ

bordernet.co.uk

Abbotsford is the house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century novelist, and author of timeless classics such as Waverley, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and The Lady of the Lake. In 1811 Sir Walter bought the property which was to become Abbotsford, set in the heart of the Scottish Borders, on the banks of the River Tweed.