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Scott´s View - favourite view of Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders near Melrose

Between Galashiels and Melrose lies this iconic view of the Scottish Borders – Scott´s View – a favourite of Sir Walter Scott.

The story goes that he paused to admire the view so often during his travels that his horses soon learned to stop at the viewpoint without command. When Scott died in 1832, his funeral procession passed the viewpoint on its way to Dryburgh Abbey (where Scott was interred), and it is said that his horses stopped out of habit, allowing their friend to have one final look at the Borders landscape he loved so dearly. (Atlas Obscura)

Scott´s View - favourite view of Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders near Melrose

From Scott´s View, you´ll have an overview over the River Tweed valley and the three peaks of Eidon Hill, a remainder of volcanic activities in the Scottish Borders.

Scott´s View - favourite view of Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders near Melrose

I was only able to enjoy Scott´s View thanks to Ruth (and Bingley) – a photographer herself Ruth stepped in front of my camera and we drove up to the viewpoint after our photoshoot along the River Tweed. Ruth not only wanted to have some images with Bingley, her lovely dog but also bring out her wedding dress for a little “glam the dress” photo session. Doesn´t the look like they stepped out a Scott novel?

Scott´s View - favourite view of Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders near MelroseScott´s View - favourite view of Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders near Melrose

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