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Address: Old Main Road to Newton St Boswell | Eildon Hills, Melrose, Scotland
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I was not familiar with the story of Thomas the rhymer so learned something from visiting this site. The stone is unprepossessing but the story fascinating and the location... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
VJF270
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Preston, United Kingdom

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was not familiar with the story of Thomas the rhymer so learned something from visiting this site. The stone is unprepossessing but the story fascinating and the location fantastic!

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Colne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The history behind the Rhymer shown on the Display Board is interesting but the stone itself is nothing much - certainly not worth a special trip - but it is on the route of many trips to the Eildon Hills.

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Thank John B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We visited this as we where passing on our way to another attraction. Glad we did not go out of our way as nothing much to it and after the initial signpost for it, you are left to guess as to where it actually is.

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Thank Kevin T
Melrose, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Interesting piece of historic information that you may come across when climbing Eildon Hills. Great views from low level view point

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Visited for a glass of wine. The house wine on offer by the glass was excellent. they also offer food, tea and coffee etc.

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Thank susan m
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We could not find this, very badly signposted. We took the wrong turning as there was nothing to indicate where the stone was.

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Coldstream, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Intriguing story behind this story and quite fun to find out about. Only fault was it was a little tricky to find.

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melrose ,scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

they made a good job off installing the rymers stone ,it enjoys cracking views across the tweed valley toward gattonside and is easy accessible by road or by foot. i often walk up to the stone on a warm sunny day and linger there ,soaking in the tranquillity and view .

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Thank scotsblue
Melrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

There's not much at the Rhymer's stone but the legend behind it all, which is explained on boards, is quaint and it's a nice quiet place to reflect.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is part of the local folk lore and worth the short walk out of Melrose. One should read up on Thomas the Rhymer. It is quite interesting.

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Thank Rob C

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