Excellent history resource for the Scottish Borders.
What we like:
It's a comprehensive guide to the history of the Borders, starting 500 million years ago with the formation of the Ordovician and Silurian rocks of the Southern Uplands before moving on to the Neolithic, the arrival of the Romans, the Reivers and a few centuries of warfare between Scotland and England.
In their own words:
"The Scottish Borders is exceptionally rich in cultural heritage. From its mysterious hillforts, to its ruined abbeys to the picturesque stately homes and designed landscapes, the Borders feels timeless. A walk in the Cheviots, the Tweed Valley or high up in the Lammermuirs brings you into direct contact with Neolithic and Bronze Age burials, Iron Age farms and forts, medieval churches and castles, Reiver towers, fateful battlefields, woollen mills that supplied an empire and towns and farms that to this day retain their own identities. The Borders has long been a place that connects the nation, and this unique position in time and place has created a place worth getting to know. You can begin your journey here."
Good to know:
There's a detailed map of lesser-known heritage sites worth visiting.
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