History, Heritage & Culture
Heritage, culture and Scotland’s capital all go together: iconic venues such as Edinburgh Castle and the National Museum of Scotland set the tone. Not far from the city, Rosslyn Chapel is unique and thought provoking, while Newbattle Abbey had a special role in the story of Scotland. The National Mining Museum Scotland is a reminder of the industrial heritage of Scotland. This theme is picked up again at Hawick’s Textile Tower House, which neatly links wool and weaving back to the monks of the Border Abbeys, who began it all. Finally, no visit to the Scottish Borders is complete without becoming acquainted with Scotland’s champion: Sir Walter Scott and his extraordinary house at Abbotsford.