Scott's View, Bemersyde
Things to do in St-Boswells Scottish Borders
Scenic in Scotland
This scenic view is known world-wide.
The view of the Eildon Hills from Bemersyde was one of Sir Walter Scott’s favourite views of his beloved Borderland. It is said that the horse pulling the hearse taking him to his interment at Dryburgh Abbey stopped at this spot, as it usually did on its daily outings with Sir Walter aboard.
The Eildon Hills, the remains of volcanic activity, have been occupied in the past by Iron Age peoples and Romans, as it is an excellent lookout point. In the foreground, the River Tweed flows past, and a flat area of land within a loop in the river is the site of the first Melrose Abbey. Nothing now remains at Old Melrose.
Please note that there is NO public access to Old Melrose
Situation – OS ref: NT 594343
How to get there:
By car: From the B6404, St Boswells to Kelso road, turn off along the B6356 road, signposted Dryburgh Abbey. About one mile along this road there is a junction signposted for Scott’s View to the right. Follow this road for about 2 miles. Car Parking is available at the site.
No access by public transport.
Places to stay nearby:
Local towns and villages:
- St Boswells