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Scott's View

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St. Boswells TD6 0AP, Scotland
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

This was an unexpected deviation from the route from Edinburgh to Wales. Bloomfield B&B recommended it . I've been lucky to see a number of beautiful sites and this ranks among the best. It's off the beaten path. Take that path.

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

If you are in the Kelso/ Borders area you have to stop and admire this stunning view . You will be treated to the most amazing scenery ..

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Easy to see why this was Walter Scott's favourite place to sit the view is incredible and worth the trip to see it.

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

The views of the valley were stunning. Easy to understand why this amazing view of the Scottish Borders was loved by Sir Walter Scott. The story goes that he stopped here often, to the point that his horses learned to stop out of habit and...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Not sure I'd recommend making a trip specially to see it, but if you're in the area the view is breathtaking

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Scott's View is a viewpoint that overlooks the Scottish Borders and the River Tweed. On a clear day it's a gorgeous view. There are benches where one can rest and take it all in. Car park is small and the main road up in single...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Rather rural but beautiful view overlooking the valley near Abbotsford House. We also hiked in to see the William Wallace statue on the other side of the hill. Short walk nice statue.

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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Scott's View is a scenic lookout in the Scottish Borders, which is known to have been one of Sir Walter Scott's favorite viewpoints. According to legend, Sir Walter Scott stopped at this point so often that his horses would halt without command. After his death...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place with a great view. The shrubs were in bloom. According to the monuments quite a lot of dead people liked it too

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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

What an awesome spot this is, non the wonder old Sir Walter loved it, we do too. Wonderful views of the surrounding area and the Eildon hills. Come here, bring a picnic and soak up the fantastic views.

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Bryan E
April 6, 2015|
Response from Ray G | Reviewed this property |
You can leave Jedburgh making for Melrose and I think you have to turn off on to a minor road. I called at the statue of William Wallace (Braveheart) on the way but it is tucked away although very impressive. Scotts View is... More