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Scott’s view, a famous viewpoint in the Scottish Borders which overlooks the Tweed valley and the three peaks of the Eildon hills, is known to have been one of Sir Walter Scott’s favourite places to reflect. Just five miles east of Abbotsford, it is said that Sir Walter Scott would visit this viewpoint so often on his way home that his horses would halt at this spot without command. Legend has it that Sir Walter’s funeral cortege passed this way en-route to his burial at Dryburgh Abbey in September 1832, and his horses stopped at this point to afford him one last glimpse of the landscape he loved.
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