Visitors flock each year to Scotland in order to uncover both its natural beauty and its rich history, which include sites like Ben Nevis, the tallest peak in the United Kingdom, and Burns Cottage, the birthplace of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns.
Those looking to discover a unique mix of the country's history and landscape will want to ensure they visit the southern region of the Scottish Borders, which includes stunning scenery like the dramatic Berwickshire Coastline, the Eildon Hills, and Glentress Forest. The region also has a long history of building some of the country’s most elegant and grand architectural structures, such as the Borders Abbeys, Thirlestane Castle, and Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott.
Visit Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom in Selkirk
Sir Walter Scott is considered one of Scotland’s greatest literary figures and thinkers, and during his long career as a writer he also served the government as the sheriff to the region, dispensing justice to the people from his courtroom in Selkirk. Today the Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom provides visitors with the chance to learn about the life of Scott, the author of such famed books as Rob Roy, and The Heart of Midlothian.
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