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Melrose Abbey

Located in Melrose, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Less than a mile away.

The emblamed heart of Robert the Bruce supposedly buried in its grounds. Melrose Abbey has a violent history. Richard II burned the Abbey in 1385. Henry VIII's amry damaged it in 1544. Oliver Cromwell's army bombarded it...

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Dryburgh Abbey

Located in Dryburgh, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 3.4 miles away.

Burial place of Sir Walter Scott and Field Marshal Haig. Dryburgh Abbey suffered at the hands of invading English armies in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. Founded in the twelfth century. Dryburgh Abbey is managed...

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Smailholm Tower

Located in Kelso, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 5.8 miles away.

Located on the Scottish Borders. A 'Peel Tower' or one of a number of fortifiactions running along the Borders used as a lookout for approaching armies. On signs of danger, torches would be lit...

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Mellerstain House

Located in Kelso, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 7.2 miles away.

Built between 1725 and 1778. Mellerstain House is located in the Scottish Borders. Their website invites the visitor to 'come and discover the story of Mellerstain for a day, and enjoy the fabulous paintings, embroidery,...

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Jedburgh Abbey

Located in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 10.8 miles away.

Located in the Scottish Borders, Jedburgh Abbey was founded in 1138. Jedburgh was a constant target for invading English armies and the Abbey fell into decline after the Scottish Reformation. Visitors can explore the clo...

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Kelso Abbey

Located in Kelso, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 11.5 miles away.

Built in the twelfth century. Kelso Abbey was a wealthy and powerful abbey in which the Scottish King James III was crowned in 1460. Owing to its location close to the English border, Kelso Abbey was frequently damaged b...

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Neidpath Castle

Located in Peebles, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 19.4 miles away.

Built in the thirteenth century. Neidpath Castle is located in the Borders of Scotland. Visitors have included Mary, Queen of Scots, James VI, William Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott. Privately owned by the Earl of Wemys...

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Flodden Battlefield

Located in Branxton, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 21.6 miles away.

A battle fought in 1513 between the English and Scottish armies at Flodden, Northumberland to the north east of the Cheviot Hills. The English army won. Said to be the largest battle ever to have taken place between the...

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Great Hetha

Located in Westnewton, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 21.6 miles away.

Accessible hill (343 metres) in the Cheviot Hills, north Northumberland National Park. Exceptional panoramic views of this England/Scotland border region, including 'The Cheviot' which is the area's highest peak at 815 m...

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College Valley

Located in Westnewton, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 22.1 miles away.

One of the major valleys in the Cheviot Hills, Northumberland National Park. Parking at the head of the valley and a footpath leading to the 'Pennine Way' and up to the summit of 'The Cheviot'. Named after the College Bu...

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Hermitage Castle

Located in Hermitage, Scottish Borders, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 23.9 miles away.

There's a legend that one of its early owners was boiled to death in molten lead by his tenants. Built in the thirteenth century. Located in the Scottish Borders. The castle became obsolete after the Union of the Crowns...

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Norham Castle

Located in Norham, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 24.0 miles away.

Located on the north east/south east border of England/Scotland. Situated high above the River Tweed. Built from the twelfth century by the Bishop of Durham Cathedral World Heritage Site to protect the area from the Scot...

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Cheviot Hills

Located in Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 24.1 miles away.

To the north of Northumberland National Park. The Cheviot Hills border Scotland. Areas of interest include: the National Park Centre in Ingram, College Valley, Breamish valley and Harthope valley. Popular with walkers. A...

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Trows Road End

Located in Alwinton, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 24.1 miles away.

'The start of The Street, an ancient drove road into Scotland'. Within the Otterburn Ranges. Cattle from Scotland were taken down this road to be sold in England...

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Duddo Stone Circle

Located in Duddo, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 24.7 miles away.

A prehistoric stone circle in farmland. Located in Northumberland. Five stones and fine views across to the Cheviot Hills...

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Otterburn Ranges

Located in Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 25.5 miles away.

MOD training area with 'some of the most breathtaking views of the Northumberland National Park'. Second largest firing range in country (behind Salisbury Plain) and in use since 1911. Areas of open access and controlled...

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Craigmillar Castle

Located in Craigmillar, Edinburgh, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 27.7 miles away.

On the outskirts of Edinburgh. Craigmillar Castle was begun in the late fourteenth century by the Preston family, lairds of Craigmillar. Abandoned in the eighteenth century. The castle is now managed by Historic Scotland...

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Kielder Water and Forest Park

Located in Kielder, Northumberland, North East England, England

Approximately 29.1 miles away.

The largest man-made lake in the UK. Surrounded by the largest man-made forest in Europe, Kielder Forest. In Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland. Said to be the 'most tranquil spot' in the UK by Campaign to Pro...

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Arthur's Seat

Located in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 29.3 miles away.

The main peak in a group of hills in Holyrood Park, central Edinburgh. 251 metres above sea level. Offers spectacular views across the city. Salisbury Crags are a series of dramatic cliffs on a spur of Arthur's seat...

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Holyrood Palace

Located in Edinburgh, Edinburgh, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 30.0 miles away.

Queen Elizabeth II's official residence in Scotland. Or the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scotland since the fifteenth century. Located in Edinburgh at the end of the Royal M...

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