The part-ruined monastery of Melrose Abbey is a treasure trove of magnificent carvings and historic wonders. Notable Scottish kings are buried at the abbey, while it is said that the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce lies on the grounds. The walls are carved with intricate designs of mystical creatures, plants and saints. A small museum can also be found on the grounds, showcasing artefacts from the abbey.
The former home of famed writer Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford House stands as a tribute to his life with exhibitions including artefacts and objects that inspired his works. Attractive gardens with pleasant floral displays and peaceful woodlands surround the property, whilst there is an on-site restaurant and gift shop for guests.
Harmony Garden sits in Melrose with views of the abbey, with two and a half acres of delightfully-maintained garden space including croquet lawns, floral beds and borders. The gardens host events throughout the year including the Borders Book Festival, where various famous names have delivered talks in the past.
Trimontium Heritage Centre
From April until November guests are welcome to this exciting museum detailing the Roman history of this frontier post from the 1st and 2nd centuries. Numerous artefacts, models, drawings and photographs bring the period to life, ideal for a fun educational visit for families.
Edinburgh Castle is a fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position atop the volcanic Castle Rock.