Between the visits of the Border Abbeys, take the time to drive on a small road to discover the scenic landscapes around River Tweed. Stop at the viewpoint known as Scott's view before continuing to maybe visit the isolated and peaceful Dryburgh Abbey.
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INFO & PLANNING TIPS - Scott's view and Dryburgh Abbey
Scott's view - The viewpoint
As you approach on B6356 you cannot miss the viewpoint. There is a small parking along the road and map.
The viewpoint is at 181 meters (593ft) above sea level.
Scott's view pictures
And below are pictures taken from Scott's view. It was spring so all the flowers were blooming. There are benches if you want to stay fo a while and enjoy the view.
It is know as being one of the favorite views in the Borders of Sir Walter Scott, a Scottish historical novelist.
Dryburgh Abbey Scotland
Dryburgh Abbey was first established in 1150, the house of the premonstratensian order. It has a really peaceful atmosphere located in a lace of River Tweed.
Most of the Abbey is accessible without any stairs.
It is not as impressive as Melrose or Jedburgh but a lot more walls of the various building remain.
It is the burial place of Sir Walter Scott.
From the parking, you cannot see Dryburgh Abbey:
I had checked pictures before and decided not to visit. I focused my time on the more impressive Jedburgh Abbey and Melrose Abbey. But to help you decide, below is a photo from another photographer:
Photo embedded from Flickr - Photos by James Holland
Driving in the Borders
The Borders are a painter's dream. The colors and light are beautiful. Below are a couple of shots:
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