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Places to go in St-Boswells, Scottish Borders

Bemersyde House Gardens

Description: The grounds of this 16th century peel tower with its attached added-on mansion house. Gardens laid out by Field Marshal Earl Haig. Ownership: Gardens only are open. The house is NOT open Situation – OS ref: NT 594333 How to get there: By car: On the B6356 St Boswells to Earlston Road. Follow signs for Wallace Statue and Scotts View. Left just before the Bemersyde hous...
Type: Gardens

Places to go in St-Boswells, Scottish Borders

Bemersyde Moss

Description:A 25 hectare reserve with open water and marsh vegetation surrounded by grassland and woodland. There is a breeding colony of some 14,000 pairs of black headed gulls, and it also supports a wintering population of wigeon and greylag geese. It supports on its fringes interesting and varied wildlife. Ownership: Scottish Wildlife Trust Situation – OS ref: NT 614340 How to get ...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in St-Boswells, Scottish Borders

Lilliardsedge Golf Course

Description: 9 hole golf course – attached to Lilliardsedge Holiday Park. Ownership: Private Club with membership. Situation – OS ref: NT 620265 How to get there: By car: 4 miles south of St Boswells on the A68. Signposted. By public transport: Seasonal opening details (2016): All year. Opening Hours: 9am till dusk. Facilities: Clubhouse. Bar and catering. Changing Ro...
Type: Leisure-Activities

Places to go in St-Boswells, Scottish Borders

Mertoun House Gardens, St Boswells

Description: A very extensive garden extending to some 26 acres. Probably in existence for some 350 years. Mature specimen trees, and azaleas, bulbs etc in season. Herbaceous borders. Arboretum. Walled garden. Ancient dovecot. Lovely walks. Ownership: Mertoun Gardens Trust - a charitable company limited by guarantee. Charity No 113423, Company No 5747404. Extensive gardens of p...
Type: Gardens

Places to go in St-Boswells, Scottish Borders

St Boswells Golf Club

St Boswells Golf Club Address: St Boswells Golf Club Braeheads St Boswells Melrose TD6 0DE Contact: Telephone: 01835 823527 Holes 9 Yardage 5250 Par 66 SSS 66 This nine hole parkland course running along the banks of the River Tweed was laid out by William Park in 1899. Later remodelled in 1958 after the disastrous floods of 1948, the clubhouse, with its changing rooms, show...
Type: Leisure-Activities

Places to go in St-Boswells, Scottish Borders

Scott's View, Bemersyde

Description: 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...
Type: Scenic

Places to go in St-Boswells, Scottish Borders

Walks by the River Tweed

At many places there are pleasant walks along the banks of the River Tweed. A site to give information about the River Tweed, with details of some of the interesting places to visit, and places to view can be found at: Walks by the Tweed ...
Type: Walking

Places to go in St-Boswells, Scottish Borders

The Wallace Statue

Description: This giant statue of Sir William Wallace, hero of many years of battling with the neighbouring English in the 13th century, stands in the grounds of Bemersyde House. Like most memorials in the area it was commissioned by David Stuart Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan. This huge statue of the ‘Guardian of Scotland’ stands 31 feet high in total, with the actual statue being 21˝ feet high....
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Scottish Borders St-Boswells