LAUDER TOWN GUIDE
Lauder Town a small Scottish Borders town with a population of just over 1000. Situated at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills beside the River Leader on one of the oldest routes between Scotland and England the A68. Lauder is not to far from Oxton, Nether Blainslie, Earlston and Thirstane.
This former county town with is spacious market square retains the air of an old Scottish burgh. Duns law, rising 714 feet above sea level offers commanding views of the Merse, the low lying rich farmlands away from the coast, while walkers can also enjoy the trails on the 190 acre Duns Castle Nature Reserve. Visitors to Duns will enjoy free parking and will be able to obtain leaflets which include a mini-guide, town trail and town plan.
The Jim Clark Museum is a unique centre devoted to the late world champion racing driver from Chirnside. Nearby are Manderston house, with its sumptuous silver staircase and insight into "upstairs downstairs" life, and Crumstane Farm Park with its wide variety of animals on view.
In July the Reiver leads the town on The Riding of the Bounds as part of The Summer Festival. The County Agricultural show takes place in early August.
Small villages abound in Berwickshire - amongst them Allanton, Swinton, Chirnside and Grantshouse. Abbey St. Bathans is in a peaceful setting between the hills and the sea on the route of the Southern Upland Way and offers a hostel, restaurant and countryside walks, one to the pre-historic fortification of Edin's Hall Broch. Greenlaw lies on the edge of the Lammermuirs on the old coaching road from London to Edinburgh. The fine 17th century church tower was also used as the town's gaol.
Places of interest in and around Duns include Edin's Hall Broch, Edrom Church, Foulden Tithe Barn, Greenknowe Tower, Manderston House, The Jim Clark Room, Crumstane Farm Park, Swinton Pottery, Duns Golf Club and the Swimming Pool and sports complex
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