Monuments in Scottish Borders

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This is a region which is drenched in the blood of countless battles with the English, and its many ruined castles and abbeys bear witness to this. It also has inspired the country's greatest poets and writers such as Robert Burns, John Buchan and Sir Walter Scott. The wildest and most spectacular scenery is to be found in the southern part of the region, but it is along the central valley of the River Tweed, between Peebles in the west and Kelso in the east, where you'll find most of the historic attractions. The hill walking and spa-town atmosphere of Peebles is recommended.

  • Although it is unlikely that any Monument would be a sufficient attraction to warrant an expedition on its own, they can be quite interesting, located in spectacular spots and be valuable for combining with visiting other things. There are a number of such monuments, statues or commemorative locations in the Borders which include the following: Duns Scotus Statue, Flodden Monument, James Hogg Monument, James Thomson Obelisk, Marjoribanks Monument, Rhymers Stone Viewpoint, Ruthwell Cross and The Waterloo Monument.

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