The Borders Abbeys Way

Author: Paul Boobyer
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783627360
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The Borders Abbeys Way links four of Britain's grandest ruined medieval abbeys in the central Scottish Borders. The route is a well waymarked, 68-mile (109km) circuit and is one of Scotland's Great Trails. The route which begins and ends in Tweedbank, is described clockwise over 6 stages averaging 11.3 miles per day. Relatively flat, it is suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness. The Way can be walked at any time of year and can be reached within an hour by train from the centre of Edinburgh. This guidebook provides a comprehensive description of the route, which passes through the towns of Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh, Hawick and Selkirk and the villages of Denholm and Newton St Boswells. In addition to clear route description and OS 1:50,000 mapping extracts, the guidebook also includes information about the history of the Borders abbeys, the ever-intriguing Borders reivers, and the region's geology and agriculture. Invaluable practical information relating to accommodation, transport, mapping and public access is also included.

Walking In Britain

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The Border Abbeys

Author: George Scott-Moncrieff
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Shadows In The Mist

Author: August Hunt
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Using Arthurian place names, this book sets out to prove that Arthur was a northern king based in Cumbria and south west Scotland. It provides a critical re-examination of the Arthurian genealogy that reveals the true identity of the great Dark Age king.

Branch Line Britain

Author: Paul Atterbury
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This lovely book celebrates the heritage of Branchline Britain. It explores surviving lines, and lines no longer in use, visits preserved lines and travels on those lines long forgotten. It is both a practical guide and a look back at the lost golden age of steam. Branchline Britain takes you on a bygone journey from the South West up to the North of the British Isles. Special features along the way focus on unique parts of our railway hertiage including railway vehicles, transporting livestock, branchline staff and stations and trainspotters. The book contains an impressive array of nostalgic photographs, ephemera and memorabilia, many from the author's own, previously unpublished, collection.

Abbeys And Friaries Of Ireland

Author: Mike Salter
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Scotland

Author: Neil Wilson
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ISBN: 9781741047257
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Scare yourself silly ghost-hunting in Edinburgh's spooky underworld. Laugh at the antics of the puffins on Unsts, Britain's most northerly inhabited island. Find your inner Scot and enjoy a traditional ceilidh at Scotland's remotest pub. Challenge your taste buds and tuck into some haggis - sounds nasty, tastes fantastic. Two authors, 1000 hours of research, 76 detailed maps ; Full-colour chapters uncover Scotland's regions and pick out the country's highlights. Get the local lowdown on whale watching, Munro bagging and life as a Highland artist. Content updated daily - visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews and traveller insights.

Scotland

Author: Alastair Scott
Editor: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780789491916
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This Top 10 guide features a handy pull-out, pocket-sized map and day guide for the best places to visit, shop, and eat while in Scotland.

Road Tar

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The Borders

Author: Alistair Moffat
Editor: Birlinn Publishers
ISBN: 9781841584669
File Size: 71,62 MB
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This is the story of the border: a place of beginnings and endings, of differences and similarities. It is the story of England and Scotland, told not from the remoteness of London or Edinburgh or in the tired terms of national histories, but up close and personal, toe to toe and eyeball to eyeball across the tweed, the Cheviots, the Esk and the tidal races of the upper Solway. This is a tale told in blood, fun and granite-hard memory. This is the story of an ancient place; where hunter-gatherers penetrated into the virgin interior, where Celtic warlords ruled, the Romans came but could not conquer, where the glittering kingdom of Northumbria thrived, the place where David MacMalcolm raised great abbeys, where the border rivers rode into history, and where Walter Scott sat at Abbotsford and brooded on the area's rich and historic legacy.

Lothian And The Borders

Author: John R. Baldwin
Editor: Royal Commission
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The Border Magazine

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The Complete Scotland

Author: Ward, Lock and Company, ltd
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Survival And Success On Medieval Borders

Author: Emilia Jamroziak
Editor: Brepols Pub
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This comparative study analyses Cistercian strategies on the northern and north-eastern frontiers of medieval Europe. Through case studies of six houses in Pomerania and Neumark (Ko'bacz, Marienwalde, and Himmelstadt) and on the Scottish-English border (Melrose, Dundrennan, and Holm Cultram), the author traces the development of social networks around these monasteries within their own regions and across borders, and explores the importance of the international Cistercian networks for communities located in these politically sensitive areas. Very different socio-economic conditions in the regions under discussion resulted in quite different strategies of land accumulation by Cistercian monasteries in Scotland and Pomerania, which in turn had a lasting impact on their relationships with their neighbours. The author also examines the role of these abbeys in wider ecclesiastical politics and in relation to the key issues of the time: church reform and the expectations of the order's lay patrons and benefactors. In the fourteenth century, all of the abbeys experienced war, violence, and long-term instability. Their responses to these threats and difficulties are significant for our understanding of monastic strategies in hostile environments. Above all, this study shows how a Cistercian model was adapted to fit the complex political, cultural, and ethnic contexts of the southern Baltic, Northern England, and Scotland.

The Borders Book

Author: Donald Omand
Editor: Birlinn Publishers
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Scotland.

Edinburgh Lothians And The Borders

Author: John R. Baldwin
Editor: Mercat Press Books
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Exploring Scotland's Heritage provides an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the rich archaeological heritage of the country, tracing human impressions on the landscape from WW2 relics back to the earliest days of settlement.

Scottish Borders

Author: Peter Jackson
Editor: Mercat Press Books
ISBN: 9781841831299
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'The Scottish Borders' describes 25 walks in the Lammermuir, Moorfoot and Tweedsmuir Hills. The area is steeped in history and legend, with wide moorland, bright waters, sheep-filled hills, and forests.