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Melrose Abbey Full review
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Stunning site ruins in the little town: This is a partly ruined monastery and is known to be one of Scotland's largest and richest abbeys from the medieval days. An impressive site with great architecture. The views are pretty from the top and are worth the climb. Even the walk isn't too long to get to the little town and the ruins can be seen from afar. There's plenty of parking available, so that was one less thing for us to worry ...
St Mary's Abbey, Melrose is a partly ruined monastery of the Cistercian order in Melrose, Roxburg... [..]

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Abbotsford The Home Of Sir Walter Scott Full review
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Outstanding Views : Lovely play park for the children, picnic area and open green spaces, beautiful stretch of river where they can also play. Fantastic visitor centre though take your own food as there was nothing left apart from if you want to sit up in the cafe which is actually more like a restaurant.
Abbotsford is a historic country house in the Scottish Borders, near Melrose, on the south bank o... [..]

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Jedburgh Abbey Full review
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Fabulous architecture: Jedburgh Abbey is in the Scottish Borders in the town of Jedburgh. There are a little gift shop and plenty of information about the Abbey including an audio guide for your walk around. It is definitely worth a visit and if you come into Jedburgh from the South the view of the Abbey is very prominent and quite stunning!
Jedburgh Abbey, a ruined Augustinian abbey which was founded in the 12th century, is situated in ... [..]

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Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum Full review
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Time Well Spent : Fun little museum. Didn't expect to spend as much time here as we did. Loads of information about the jail and the town. Beautiful views of the town and surrounding areas, primarily from the entrance, but also from almost every window or open-air area. Leave time for the Abbey, it is also breathtaking.
Jedburgh Castle was a castle at Jedburgh in Scotland. It was fought over during the Wars of Scott... [..]

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Mellerstain House Full review
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Wonderful interior and Fascinating Gardens: The house is a great symbol of the Adam style of architecture. Nestled among the lush green gardens offering stunning vistas, the house offers a remarkable spectacle both on the outside and inside. It is home to a captivating collection of paintings and exquisite furniture. It is a wonderful treasure with a charming ambience.
Mellerstain House is a stately home around 13 kilometres north of Kelso in the Borders, Scotland.... [..]

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Scott's view Full review
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Unforgettable : This is a viewpoint over the meandering river Tweed and facing the Eildon Hills. The view is wide and very beautiful. Some benches are available to sit and enjoy. It is said that this was the favourite place of Sir Arthur Scott, hence the name - Scott's View.
Scott's View is a viewpoint in the Scottish Borders, overlooking the valley of the River Tweed, w... [..]

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Kelso octagonal church Full review
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Exploring the ruins of the still beautiful Abbey : We had a great day exploring the ruins from 12th century Abbey. The ruins are really small but still shows the splendour of the Romanesque architecture back in those days. Sun shining right through the magnificent structure, set in the floral graveyard with memorial stones, the view is simply beautiful.
Kelso Abbey is a ruined Scottish abbey in Kelso, Scotland. It was founded in the 12th century by ... [..]

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Floors Castle Full review
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Magnificent Castle both inside and outside: Surrounded by the lush green and colourful gardens, the Floors Castle is a stately house offering stunning scenery and beautiful woodland and riverside walks. The furniture, paintings and restored tapestries inside the house are magnificent and instil the place with a magical vibe. The castle also serves as a wonderful avenue for weddings, corporate events and different functions.
Floors Castle, in Roxburghshire, south-east Scotland, is the seat of the Duke of Roxburghe. Despi... [..]

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Smailholm Tower Full review
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Amazing Place : An amazing place well worth the visit. Very reasonable entrance fee of £5 and worth every penny. There's plenty of information inside about the tower with a nice gift shop selling some good books. Parking is good just a slightly dodgy road leading to the tower which could do with a bit of maintenance.
Smailholm Tower is a peel tower at Smailholm, around five miles west of Kelso in the Scottish Bo... [..]

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Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom Full review
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Very Interesting : A very good potted history of a very famous novelist.Well presented information boards that held your attention. Very pleasant staff on the entry desk, no cost involved but a donation ox was easily visible. Gave us an insight into the life of Walter Scott beyond his writings.

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Halliwell's House Full review
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A day out with Friend!: The Halliwell's House is an excellent place for stay for an enjoyable family gathering or partying with friends on weekends. It serves as an attractive base for exploring the life and Culture of North England Wales. The nearby picturesque sites of the Peak District and Snowdonia National Park have everything to refreshen one's senses.

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Bowhill House & Country Estate Full review
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Regal and Captivating!: This stately house and its lush green gardens are a real feast for the admirers of brilliance and magnificence. The interior of the house is quite fascinating. It is home to stunning sculptures, portraits and amazing collection of artworks. The surroundings are serene and scenic and offer a charming spectacle.
Bowhill House is a historic house near Bowhill at Selkirk in the Scottish Borders area of Scotlan... [..]

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Dryburgh Abbey Full review
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A Must Visit : Wonderful, peaceful, beautiful! Rich in history and well informed. If you are looking for peace, in a beautiful setting, right by the River Tweed you will love this place. Full of atmosphere and nooks and crannies to explore. A must to visit and revisit.
Dryburgh Abbey, near Dryburgh on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, was nomina... [..]

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Traquair House Full review
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Magical Place!: Traquair House is the oldest inhabited house in Scotland. This house is of significant historical importance and has been visited by more than 27 Kings and queens. The architecture of the building is fascinating and is further pronounced by the picturesque surroundings. The wonderful Gardens, Crafts workshop, Garden Cafe and Museum make this house a wonderful place to visit.
Traquair House, approximately 7 miles southeast of Peebles, is claimed to be the oldest continual... [..]

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Robert Smail's Printing Works Full review
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A Must Visit : We really enjoyed visiting! This place is a treasure, well worth having been saved. Thank goodness the Smail's were horders. The tour staff was as knowledgeable as they were friendly and answered our questions and educated us in the ways of printing with facinating stories and great humour.
Robert Smail's Printing Works is a fully functional Victorian era letterpress printing works in t... [..]

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Dawyck Botanic Garden Full review
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Scenic Gardens: Set in the scenic Scottish borders, Dawyck is famous for its beautiful collection of plants from different parts of the world, thanks to its continental climate. The gardens have some of Britain's tallest and oldest trees, such as Douglas fir, and Giant Sierra redwoods. The serene ambience and the verdant aura make these gardens a delight for tourists.
Dawyck Botanic Garden is a botanic garden and arboretum covering 25 ha at Stobo on the B712, 8 m... [..]

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Neidpath Castle Full review
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Stunning Place : Took a fantastic tour with Lulu and the dogs. It’s wonderfully interesting and definitely worth a visit. There’s an adorable cottage on site for overnight accommodations. The castle is very close to Peebles, which is a pleasantly sleepy village convenient to Edinburgh and all of the attractions dotting the borderlands.
Neidpath Castle is an L-plan rubble-built tower house, overlooking the River Tweed about 1 mile ... [..]

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St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve Full review
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Great Views : Amazing place. Full of wildlife and really stunning coastal views. A most interesting walk and not for the faint hearted. Managed to spot some Cormorants, Kestrels, Swans, Coots, Rare Butterflies and many other more common birds and animals. Highly recommended!
St Abb's Head is a rocky promontory by the village of St Abbs in Berwickshire, Scotland, and a na... [..]

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Thirlestane Castle Full review
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Stately palace: Nestled in a tranquil meadow landscape, this 16th-century castle lures the attention of the tourists due to its stately grandeur and magnificence. The sculptures and paintings inside the castle are breathtaking. The castle aslo serves as a wonderful avenue for weddings, corporate events and different exhibitions.
Thirlestane Castle is a castle set in extensive parklands near Lauder in the Borders of Scotland.... [..]

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Manderston House Full review
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Swan song of its era!: Manderston House has a captivating architecture and is a fascinating sight to behold. It is a living example of the grandeur, elegance and magnificence of the Edwardian Scotland. The furniture and paintings inside the house are mesmerizing. The surrounding gardens hold a serene ambience for a leisurely stroll.
Manderston House, Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland, is the home of Adrian Bailie Nottage Palmer, 4th ... [..]

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Coldstream Museum
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Hermitage Castle
Travel picture of Hermitage Castle Hermitage Castle is a semi-ruined castle in the border region of Scotland. It...
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Newcastleton, or Copshaw Holm is a village in the Scottish Borders and within...
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Mary Queen Of Scot's V...
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Selkirk Glass Visitor ...
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Kelso Bridge
Travel picture of Kelso Bridge The Kelso Bridge or Rennie's Bridge is a bridge across the River Tweed at Kel...
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Three Hills Roman Heri...
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Harmony Garden
Priorwood Garden is a garden in Melrose in the Scottish Borders area of Scotl...
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Kelso Old Parish Churc...
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The National Trust For...
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Heritage Museum
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Wilton Lodge Park
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Hawick Cashmere
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Drumlanrig's Tower
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