Scott’s View, Melrose, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Dunfermline, north of Edinburgh and drive south for about 90 minutes to our first destination of Abbotsford House, near Melrose. This was the home of famous romantic novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) who wrote the Waverley Novels and much more.

Abbotsford benefits from a superb setting on the banks of the River Tweed in rolling hills landscape.There is an excellent and well maintained garden whilst the house interior is used to display an eclectic collection of a wide range of objects from guns to paintings.

Dining Room at Abbotsford House, Scotland

Interior of Abbotsford House, Melrose

Library at Abbotsford House


Abbotsford House, Scottish Borders

After departing Abbotsford we continued with the Scott ‘theme’ by moving on to Scott’s View near Melrose and then Dryburgh Abbbey (a ruin) where Sir Walter is buried.

Scott’s View, Melrose, Scotland

Sir Walter Scott’s burial place at Dryburgh Abbey

Dryburgh Abbey, Scottish Borders

Finally, we returned to Melrose for the purpose of visiting the local abbey in that town (also a ruin) and then  checking into our lodgings for the night.

Melrose Abbey, Scotland


Melrose, Scotland

Tomorrow we visit a textile mill focusing on cashmere products.

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