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Lovely woodland walk and impressive statue

We kept passing this on the way to our hotel and knew we would stop and go and find it at some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Not exactly one of the world's great works of art,but it is worth a detour on your way up to... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Hamsterley, United Kingdom
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Bemersyde House | Dryburgh, St Boswells, Scotland
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All reviews car park scott's view tweed valley dryburgh abbey red sandstone worth the effort worth a visit overlooking the river minute stroll parking space beautiful walk hidden away border country wooded area take your time scottish borders path
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We kept passing this on the way to our hotel and knew we would stop and go and find it at some point. Lovely crisp, autumn morning and what a gorgeous walk to the statue, it’s only about five minutes but it’s not strenuous and...More

Thank Lisarti
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Didn't really know what to expect when we set off to find the statue. After a series of heart problems I'm very wary about long walks and even minor uphill rambles but it was certainly worth the effort. The road to William's monument is a...More

Thank ashovercouple
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We discovered by accident. What a find. We did not know that this William Wallace statue even existed. And what a statue, and what amazing views. Well worth the walk to get to it. Love it. So great when you discover new things in your...More

Thank McGinnigal
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Not exactly one of the world's great works of art,but it is worth a detour on your way up to Scott's view.

Thank caribecove14
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Statue is worth a visit if you are passing. Car park is easy to miss. Statue is easy to walk to but it is not that easy to view properly as all around it is quite overgrown.

Thank Ayr_Traveller_4
Reviewed 25 September 2018

What a lovely view this patriotic lover of his home land has. It's a very beautiful walk to the statue and beyond, even the return walk is made easy for the elderly.

Thank eddyh71
Reviewed 19 September 2018

It’s located so deep in a wood that it can’t be seen from afar and the confinement gives visitors a view only up his kilt. Curiously, the statue wasn’t built by Scott but an eccentric acquaintance of his, the Earl of Buchan, who also commissioned...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I expected to see this from miles away. No. The vegetation all but hides it from view. You need to watch for the car park sign. Around dryburgh many signs give misleading directions.

Thank john e
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Had no idea this was here, an impressive statue hidden away from the road on a hillside. Vegetation is quite high which limited photo opportunities. Path is good and easy for most people,

Thank 85TonyS
Reviewed 24 August 2018

... so difficult to get a good photo of either of William or the view. Easy parking and only a fast 5 minute walk (not that 10-15 it says on the gate). Between Dryburgh Abbey and Scott view, so no effort to fit in.

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Paul D
25 February 2018|
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Yes. Dogs are allowed. The statue is in the middle of the countryside and can be reached from good paths from the River Tweed or a path from a nearby side road. Keep your dog on a lead when walking where there are sheep or... More