Lauder Town Trail
About This Route
Lauder is an ancient town and was known as Kirktown in the 12th century. The town has played host to famous meetings in Scotland’s history and famous executions. The town is graced by the fairytale-like Thirlestane Castle. Sitting on a popular route through the Borders Lauder was able to expand to meet the needs of increased traffic after the union of the crowns in 1707; by the early 19th century there were twenty inns in the town. There are plaques on the buildings that are highlighted in the trail. This will give you an opportunity to explore streets that you might not have thought to visit.
Abbey St Bathans, Ellemford, Duns
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Paxton, Berwick upon Tweed, Chirnside