Showing posts with label Scottish Borders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scottish Borders. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Melrose Abbey Scottish Borders


Melrose Abbey, Scottish Borders.

St Mary's Abbey, Melrose is the partly ruined Abbey of the Cistercian order of monks.
It was founded in 1136.
Scottish nobles and kings are buried at the Abbey & a lead container believed to contain the heart of Robert the Bruce was found here in 1921.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Eildon Hill Scottish Borders


Eildon Hill, Scottish Borders.

Eildon Hill lies to the south of Melrose in the Scottish Borders.
The name is usually pluralised into the Eildon Hills because of a triple peak.
The tallest of the peaks is 1.385 feet (422m) high.
A bronze age hill fort here could have held a population of up to 6000, the biggest in Scotland from this period. It is thought that the hill was considered a holy place to the ancient people & is referred to in folklore as a "hollow hill" and is mentioned in the legend of Thomas the Rhymer. 

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Melrose Scottish Borders


Melrose, Scottish Borders.

Melrose is a small, ancient town in the Scottish borders. Melrose is a town where Rugby Union has always been popular.
 It is the birthplace of Rugby Sevens and the town holds a famous tournament each year.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Coldingham & St Abbs Scottish Borders


Coldingham & St Abbs, Scottish Borders.

Coldingham is a village in Berwickshire, in the Scottish borders.
There was a monastery here as early as AD660 and was founded by Northumbrian Princess Aebbe . It was later burned down twice, once at the hands of raiding Danes. A priory was built in honour of St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne in 1098.The priory was used for religious purposes until 1650 when it was fortified against Oliver Cromwell although the building was severely damaged by artillery and finally collapsed around 1770.  
The current Parish church was built on about 40% of the original priory.
Nearby is the secluded  beach of Coldingham bay. 

St Abbs is a fishing village which dates back to the 18th century and is about one and half miles from Coldingham.

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