Places to Visit

Scott’s life and stories have a rich association with many places across Scotland and further afield. Explore some of those sites on our interactive map.


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Fast Castle

The ruined remains of Fast Castle, which stand on a rocky cliff on the Berwickshire coastline just outside St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve, inspired Sir Walter Scott’s description of the fictional "Wolf's Crag", featured in his 1819 novel The Bride of Lammermoor.

In former days, the castle comprised a courtyard and keep and could only be reached by a drawbridge over a narrow ravine. Surrounded by cliffs of up to 45metres, the castle was a true defensive fortress.