Melrose Abbey and the River Tweed

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A gentle relaxing stroll along the banks of the River Tweed, starting from the beautiful and historic ruins of Melrose Abbey, burial place of the heart of Robert the Bruce. The walk initially crosses an early 19th Century chain footbridge before partly following the Southern Upland Way upstream, returning downstream along the pleasant setting of the south bank of the Tweed and a fine viewing spot for an old cauld. The walk finally heads into Melrose to pass the Greenyards, home of Melrose RFC where in 1883, the global sport of seven-a-side rugby was devised and played for the first time.

Scotland - South Scotland - Scottish Borders - Southern Uplands


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