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Jun 6, 2011 - Manour Houses and Abbeys

In the morning, Dan got up early and went out to take some photos of the castle from the outside and to take some panoramas photos of some of the halls inside the castle. After breakfast Linda went back to bed for a nap as her energy levels were low and she needed to recharge a bit more before we headed out. We stayed as later as we could. We packed up and headed out from the castle about 11:30, destination: Melrose Abbey. Along the way we decided to stop to see Neidpath Castle, near Peebles. Peebles is a very quaint town on the Tweed...

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Sep 24, 2006 - Southern Scotland - The Borders Region

Driving south from Edinburgh I managed to visit the following sites. Unfortunately I will have to summarize them for now, as I do not have time or the ability to get into great detail. The rest of the photos will have to wait until I'm back. 1-) Jedburgh Abbey, one of the most complete of all the Scottish Abbeys dating to the 11th and 12th centuries. It would have once been an enormous place. 2-) Dryburgh Abbey, is off the main road, and that may explain why so much of it survives. It is made from a pinkish shade of stone. Its grounds were...

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Scotland 2006

May 31, 2006 - Off the Beaten Track in the Eildons

You can't miss the Eildons in Melrose - they're massive volcanic hills that tower over the famous abbey town. The Eildons are crossed by the Southern Upland Way and have (according to the tourist office) 'several easily navigable paths for day walks'. For most walkers they might be easily navigable, but I'm a bit crap at the great outdoors. I start asking directions mere inches from my front door and usually end up blistered and broken before morning tea. Paths around Melrose are actually easy to find your way around - provided you don't...

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Sep 24, 2005 - Peebles, Scottish Borders

We took the bus down to Peebles today and did a 16km hike around the hills of the little border town of Peebles. The hike took us through farm paddocks, rolling hills, along old train tracks and across rivers. And we even heard the sounds of bagpipes in the distance at one stage. Very fulfilling hike, with the castle a reward at the end.

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