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Days Out

Reivers - explore the turbulent past of the Reivers!
Border Reiving had reached its zenith by 1603 after nearly 600 years of lawlessness, murder and the clash of steel. It took King James 10 years to pacify the middle shires of his soon to be created United Kingdom. Liddesdale is central to these former “Debatable Lands”. Throughout the region there are many castles, Pele Towers, Bastles and battle sites. See “In Search of the Border Reivers”, www.o-s.co.uk

The Border Towns of Jedburgh, Galashiels, Kelso, Melrose, Selkirk, Peebles and Berwick, featuring many fine abbeys and castles are between 50 minutes and 1½ hours drive away.

Hadrian’s Wall - now a World Heritage site. It is about 40 minutes drive to the Birdoswald Roman Fort, which was the Northern frontier of the Roman Empire and was constructed by the Emperor Hadrian in 122AD.

Gretna - the first town in Scotland and home to the Blacksmith’s Anvil, shop and visitor centre plus the Gretna Gateway Shopping Village.

Further afield - The attractions of Edinburgh lie about 80 miles North via the A7; approximately a 2hour drive.
An hour to the West lie the Dumfries & Galloway towns of Lockerbie, Ecclefechan (home of writer Thomas Carlyle), Moffat and Dumfries (home of poet and lyricist Robert Burns and J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan), along with Drumlanrig Castle, the seat of the Duke of Buccleuch (the founder of Newcastleton).

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