Thursday, August 19, 2010

Borders Abbeys

The area we live in is the heart of the tourist area known as the Borders Abbeys. This is a group of Abbey ruins in Kelso (free), Jedburgh (free), Melrose (charge), Dryburgh (charge). They are intimately associated with the perambulations of St Cuthbert and early churchman who supposedly had a regular walking route around the Abbeys and from thence to Holy Island some 60 miles away. They are all lovely. Melrose Abbey has the heart of Robert the Bruce in a silver box so has special significance for Scots. Dryburgh has Walter Scott interred. They are all worth a visit, and the link below is to a site which describes them and a good walk around the area.
Borders Abbey Way