TEN FACTS ABOUT THE BORDERS

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The Jim Clark Room in Duns pays trib­ute to the late Formula One world cham­pion driver who grew up near the town.

Barony Cas­tle Ho­tel in Ed­dle­ston has the Great Pol­ish Map of Scot­land, mea­sur­ing 40m x 50m, in its grounds.

James IV mus­tered his com­man­ders at the small kirk at Ellem­ford be­fore the dis­as­trous Bat­tle of Flod­den in 1513.

Robert the Bruce’s heart is buried at Mel­rose Abbey while the rest of his body is in­terred at Dun­fermline Abbey.

Duns Cas­tle was re­de­vel­oped in 1820 around a 14th­cen­truy peel tower given by Robert the Bruce to Ran­dolph, Earl of Mo­ray.

Rob Roy’s sporran is one of the things on dis­play at Sir Wal­ter Scott’s Ab­bots­ford House.

Scott’s View of­fers su­per vis­tas across the River Tweed to the once vol­canic Eil­don Hills.

The town of Duns is the likely birth­place of John Duns Sco­tus, the great me­dieval philoso­pher.

The re­gion’s fa­mous tex­tile-mak­ing her­itage dates back to the 13th cen­tury.

Glen­tress For­est, Pee­bles, is a Mecca for moun­tain bik­ers.

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