Scott's View by Melrose

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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

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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 Information.

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 Scott's View.

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 favourite view.

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 651.

Below the view point, on cliffs above the River, is an area containing Oak Trees. These trees were used for making coffins in the area.

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.

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