St Boswells is a Village in the Borders
region in southeast Scotland, 39 miles south of
Edinburgh, a good base to explore the
Borders with Kelso being 10 miles east, Melrose 5 miles
west, and Jedburgh 9 miles south.
St Boswells is popular for the Buccleuch Arms Hotel for meals,
Donkey Sanctuary 1
mile north, Dryburgh Abbey a 3 mile drive
around the River or Walk, Wallace Monument 3 miles north, and
View 4 miles north.
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Touring Parks in area
The image top is of the War Memorial on the
west side of St Boswells.
The Buccleuch Arms
Hotel is next to the War Memorial looking
across The Green, a large 40 acre Grassland
between the Hotel and Village centre, said to
be the largest Village Green in Scotland.
The Buccleuch Arms Hotel was built in the
1830s to accommodate Fox Hunting friends of the
5th Duke of Buccleuch. The Buccleuch Hunt
Kennels used to be next to the Hotel. Hotel History.
St Boswells Village Centre has a few Shops,
Restaurants, Village Hall, and St Boswells
built in 1844 as a Free Church.
St Boswells Golf Club
was founded in 1899.
Dryburgh Abbey is just across the
River from St Boswells a 2 mile Walk round via
a Footbridge and passing the Temple of the
You can also drive 3 miles around to the
Abbey via the wide River Tweed Mertoun Bridge
completed in 1841.
The Abbey was built from the 1150s and had
to be Rebuilt a few times after being damaged
in Wars with England.
Sir Walter Scott is Buried in Dryburgh
Catholic Worship was banned in Scotland in
the 1560s, leading to the Abbeys falling into
Ruin, with some of their Stone taken for other
Buildings in the areas.
The Wallace Statue
was built in 1814 for David Steuart Erskine,
11th Earl of Buchan. The Statue can be found on
the B6356 road that runs from the Mertoun
Bridge towards Melrose. There is a 1 mile walk
from the car park out to the Statue.
Scott's View is right next to the
B5356 road, about 1 mile past the Wallace
Statue. This is said to be the favourite view
of Sir Walter Scott who lived at Abbotsford
House 7 miles west. His Funeral Carriage
stopped at this spot in September 1832 as his
Body was taken to Dryburgh Abbey for
1743 - The Green began being the venue for
the St Boswells Fair held each year on the 18th
July, originally for selling Sheep over seven
1820s - the Fair was reduced to a one day
event with Cattle, and at times over 1000
Horses being on sale, with many Gypsies
attending from Scotland, England, and
The Fair is still held today, although more
traditional, with only a few Horses for