Mungo Park Statue, Selkirk
Things to do in Selkirk Scottish Borders
Visitor-Attractions in Scotland
Description: This monument remembers the life and works of Mungo Park, the doctor and explorer who was born in 1771 at Foulshiels, 4 miles from Selkirk. Spending much of his life in Africa, he explored the River Niger, dying there in 1806.
This intricate sculpted column was erected in 1859, outside what were at the time the Municipal Buildings, and had been the surgeonís house where he did his apprentice training.
Galashiels Old Graveyard has the memorial stone to Mungo Park.
Situation Ė OS ref: NT 471286
How to get there:
By car: In the town of Selkirk, at the junction of Back Row and the High Street.
By public transport: Regular bus services from other border towns, Edinburgh and Carlisle.
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