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Scott's view

 

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nominated by: phil orr

Scott's view is a spot giving spectacular views of the Scottish Borders, where Sir Walter Scott lived.
There is a plaque at this place which has on it the first lines of canto six of 'the lay of the last minstrel' written by Scott, which begins:
Breathes there the man with soul so dead,
who never to himself hath said,
this is my own, my native land.
A beautiful spot with beautiful words to describe one's attchment to it.

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near the village of bemersyde
St Boswells
Roxburghshire
drive through St Boswells, following the sign posts for Dryburgh Abbey and Scott's view. Scott's view is about 5 miles into the countryside and was the favourite spot of Sir Walter Scott, the oft' forgotten Borders poet and author.

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