St Boswells

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    The village of St Boswells is situated 4 miles south of Melrose in the Scottish Borders.

    St Boswelld was formerly known as Lessuden before Boisil, a monk famous for his healing power, moved to the area and administered the inhabitants of the settlement which grew up around him. Today, visitors to St Boswells will find a thriving business community offering a variety of services including a hotel, post office, award-winning butcher, and well known café and bookshop.

    The village also provides an ideal base for those interested in walking as the Borders Abbey Way passes by the village. The St Cuthbert’s Way, a long distance linking Melrose Abbey to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne on the east coast also passes through the village.

    To the north of St Boswells you will discover the breathtaking vistas of Scots View. It is believed to have been the writer’s favourite view of the Eilldon Hill.

    Points of historical interest include the remains of the impressive Dryburgh Abbey, a short distance to the north of the village, and near Mertoun the first chain suspension bridge in Britain was erected across the River Tweed in 1817.

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