Abbotsford House

Melrose TD6 9BQ

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.

Friends of Kelso Museum

c/o The Secretary, c/o Maxwellheugh Cottage, Jedburgh Road
Kelso TD5 8AZ

The Friends of Kelso Museum continue to work towards the re-establishment of a Museum in Kelso. The Friends promote eight public lectures on local history themes, four in November and four in March.

Hawick Museum & the Scott Art Gallery

Wilton Lodge Park
Hawick TD9 7JL

Discover passionate collectors, racing legends, famous painters and local history in a historic house within a beautiful Victorian park. There is always something new to see with a lively programme of changing art and museum exhibitions throughout the year.

Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum

Jedburgh TD8 6QD

Jedburgh Castle Jail gives visitors a taste of what life was like in an 1820s prison, whilst also telling the story of the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh. The main building of Jedburgh Castle Jail is home to the museum collection of the town of Jedburgh, focusing on traditions, industries and important individuals of this historic Scottish town.

Mary Queen of Scots' House & Visitor Centre

Queen Street
Jedburgh TD8 6EN

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.

Melrose Abbey - Historic Scotland

Melrose Abbey
Melrose TD6 9LG

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.

Trimontium Museum

c/o D Gordon, Cockleroi, Newstead
Melrose TD6 9DE

The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre housing the Trimontium Museum, is based in The Ormiston, The Square, Melrose and tells the story of a Roman frontier post and its people.