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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Melrose Abbey

Walter Scott loved Melrose Abbey. His poem, The Lay of the Last Minstrel, brought many tourists to the site and work soon began to protect the ruins. 

In 1822, he wrote ‘I am quite delighted with commencement of the Melrose repairs, and hope to report progress before I leave the country, though that must be on Monday next. Please God, I will be up on the roof of the old Abbey myself when the scaffolding is up’.

Find out more about Scott's work in connection to Melrose Abbey on our website.

Abbey Street, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9LG