Scott's View is situated between
Melrose and St
Boswells on the B6356 road, 5 miles
east of Melrose, 4 miles north of St
Boswells, 10 miles west of Kelso, in
the Borders area of Scotland.
Closest Postcode: TD6 9DW
Large Click On Map for the area Towns and
The image top is from the Car Park looking
west to the 422 m / 1,385 ft Eildon Hills and
Melrose. The Eildon Hills are a popular Hike
from Melrose. Hike
Scott's View overlooks a deep Valley and
River Tweed, claimed to be one of the favourite
views of Sir Walter Scott.
Scott's Mansion Abbotsford is 7 miles west of
Sir Walter Scott is said to have stopped at
this point so often for the views, his horses
would stop without command.
After his death in 1832, his funeral passed
this way for his burial at Dryburgh
Abbey. Records state Scott's horses stopped
here to allow their master one last look at his
Below the viewpoint, the River Tweed winds
its way around a peninsular of land. This
peninsular once held the ancient Monastery of
Old Melrose, where St Boisil allowed a
young St Cuthbert to
train after his vision of the death of St Aidan
of Lindisfarne in
Below the view point, on cliffs above the
River, is an area containing Oak Trees. These
trees were used for making coffins in the
The William Wallace Statue, in the
grounds of Bemersyde
House, is under 2 miles south of Scott's
View on the same B6356 road.
Dryburgh Abbey is 2 miles south of
Scott's view on the B6356 road.