The village of St. Boswells lies four miles to the south of Melrose.
Named after Boisil, a monk famous for healing, the village is close to the remains of Dryburgh Abbey.
St. Boswells is an excellent base for exploring St. Cuthbert’s Way, a long distance walk connecting Melrose Abbey with Lindisfarne in Northumberland.
Despite its size, the village has several highly regarded independent retailers, including an award-winning butcher’s and a well-known café-bookshop.
Scott’s View, the author’s favourite vista of the Eildon Hills, lies to the north of the village.