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Places to go in Kelso, Scottish Borders

Millennium Viewpoint, Kelso

Description: This viewpoint was, as its name suggests, constructed to commemorate the Millennium, and by its construction an extra tourist attraction was added to enable visitors and locals alike to enjoy the views over the town of Kelso. From an initial suggestion by two members of the Kelso Laddies’ Association, Tom Weatherston and Gordon Little, the idea was brought, through Denys Mitchell’s ...
Type: Scenic

Places to go in Lauder, Scottish Borders

Dun Law Wind Farm

Description: A 26 turbine wind farm, each tower being 40metres/131feet high at the western end of the Lammermuir Hills. Nine turbines lie to the East of the A68, the others to the West. Ownership: Scottish Power, operated by Ingenco. Situation – OS ref: NT 476573 How to get there: By car: On the A68, Edinburgh to Newcastle Road, 20 miles south of Edinburgh. By public transport: All ...
Type: Scenic

Places to go in Kelso, Scottish Borders

Kelso Bridge

Description: This bridge which crosses the Tweed, was designed by John Rennie of Haddington. His design is unusual in that it has a level road over semi-elliptical arches. Opened in 1803, the bridge has its Toll House on the town side. This demand for tolls led to the reading of the Riot Act in 1854, when the townspeople, tired of paying for the bridge, whose cost they reckoned had long since ...
Type: Scenic

Places to go in Kelso, Scottish Borders

The Junction Pool, Kelso

Description: One of the finest salmon beats on the River Tweed is where the River Tweed and the River Teviot meet. This is the Junction Pool. In the year 2001, a very attractive, and comfortable seat, was placed on the bank above the pool, for those interested in watching the boatmen and their clients pitting their wits against those of the salmon. Within easy walking distance of the town, th...
Type: Scenic

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 Northumberland, Scottish Borders

Farne Islands

Description: The site of the best-known seal and bird colonies in the North East of England. Ownership: National Trust Situation - OS ref: NU 218358 How to get there: By car: Park in Seahouses and arrange a boat trip from Seahouses Harbour. By public transport: Local bus service to Seahouses and then boat trip. Seasonal opening details : From April to August or September. Breed...
Type: Scenic

Scottish Borders Scenic