Scottish Borders is an area of 4,600 km2 (1,800 miles2) and the Archaeology and Countryside Section of Scottish Borders Council holds records of more than 8,000 known archaeological sites, some of which date back several thousand years.
Select a site to visit from one of the following themes:
| Early Settlers | Border Warfare | Farm and Factory | Historic Townships | Church History |
Or select one of the areas from the map or list below to learn more about heritage sites in the area:
1. Jedburgh 2. Hawick 3. Selkirk & Innerleithen 4. Kelso & Coldstream 5. Duns 6. Newcastleton 7. Eyemouth 8. Galashiels & Melrose 9. Lauderdale 10. Peebles 11. West Linton
Each of these links will take you to the relevant sub page in this section. The Area Links have a small map which plots the Location reference numbers on it.
Although many of these sites are marked on Ordnance Survey maps, most are located on private land and are not open to the public. Even so, in and around each Borders town there are places where you can learn more about the history of the region by visiting the very site where things happened.