● Peebles has been a major trade route between the Central Belt and Scottish Borders for centuries. Its Cumbric translation Pebyll means Place of Sheilings.
● At 742m (2434ft) Dun Rig is the highest point of the Glensax Horseshoe and highest in the Scottish Borders.
● Melrose Abbey, established in 1136 by David I, was the first Cistercian monastery built in Scotland.
● Dryburgh Abbey is the final resting place of Sir Walter Scott and Field Marshall Earl Haig.
● Smailholm Tower was built in the mid-15th century. Due to its proximity to the Scottish/english border, raiders attacked it many times over the years.
● Kelso Abbey, founded by David I in 1128, became one of the richest in Scotland due to the vast lands, churches and farms under its jurisdiction.
A marvellous view of the Eildon Hills from St Boswells