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Cotswold Landscape at Long Compton

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Moreton in Marsh and drove for about 15 minutes to the nearby Rollright Stones,a prehistoric stone circle dating from around 2000 BC.

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Hume Castle, Scottish Borders

This morning we departed our lodgings in Melrose and embarked on a tour as follows:

  • First to Johnston’s of Elgin Textile Mill in Hawick, about 30 minutes from Melrose. Here we were provided with an escorted tour of the mill which produces a wide range of products predominantly made from cashmere but also some lambswool. We availed of some refreshments here and made some purchases. Photographs of the manufacturing process are no longer permitted but images can be found on this blog post covering a past visit.

Johnstons of Elgin, Hawick, Scotland

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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.

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