Between visits to the Border's Abbeys, take the time to drive on a small road to discover the scenic landscapes around River Tweed.
Stop at the magnificient viewpoint known as Scott's View Scotland before continuing to maybe visit the isolated and peaceful Dryburgh Abbey.
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Why visit Scott's view in Scotland?
Scott's view is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Scotland.
It is one of the best locations to visit in the south of Scotland, in the region called the Borders. The views are quite different from the Highlands, but still fascinating.
Have a look:
PLANNING TIPS - Scott's view and Dryburgh Abbey
How to get to Scott's view location
- On B6356 off A68 - between Melrose and Dryburgh Abbey
- 5 min drive from Dryburgh Abbey
- 10min drive from Melrose Abbey
- 20min drive from Jedburgh Abbey
How to get to Dryburgh Abbey location
- Compared to Melrose Abbey or Jedburgh Abbey, Dryburgh is little more isolated
- 15 min drive from Melrose Abbey
- In the town of Dryburgh near River Tweed
Visiting Dryburgh Abbey
- Dryburgh Abbey opening times: 9:30 to 5:30 from April to September - 10am to 4PM in Winter (last entry 30min before closure)
- Entry price is £5.50 per adult as of 2016
- No views from the parking
- Plan 15min to 1h to visit depending on your interests
Scott's view - The carpark
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 in 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, here is a photo from another photographer:
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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Discover more things to do & places to see in my Travel Scotland Destination Guide.
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