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Address: Old Main Road to Newton St Boswell | Eildon Hills, Melrose, Scotland
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Away with the Fairy's

Part of a 8 mile walk, although its less than 2 miles from Melrose centre. Most people have read the story associated with Thomas Rhymer and his tryst with the Fairy Queen. So... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Valerie399
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Doncaster, United Kingdom

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of a 8 mile walk, although its less than 2 miles from Melrose centre. Most people have read the story associated with Thomas Rhymer and his tryst with the Fairy Queen. So if you are near it its worth just going to look to make you smile.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

On a circular walk of about 6 miles out of Melrose - viewed the Rhymer's Stone and Trimtonium Fort, Leaderfoot viaduct etc. Interesting walk even in the rain and you are never far from a town.

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Newtown St Boswells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

The Rhymer's stone was within walking distance of my accommodation but I think, if one had travelled a distance to see it, it would be a little disappointing. It is a very small stone and the writing on it practically indecipherable. However, there are some great walks round about, including the Eildon Hills walks and it's not a great distance... More 

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016

STOPPED at the foot of the Eildon hills where a story board tells you all about the tale of Thomas the Rymer and his predictions of the future. His grave is up the path next to the Rhymers Stone and where you can see one of his predictions you can also read his books in the Scottish Poetry Library in... More 

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

its a pretty cool story for kids and unusual. Worth a visit after visiting the Eildon hills. worth a quick visit

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Bit of a trek up the hill from the town of Melrose (although you can also drive to it). Well worth it for this monument to Thomas the Rhymer and the interesting story attached to the spot. Recommended.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Had a look at it on the way to walking the Eildon Hills. I knew a bit about Thomas the Rhymer. So it was good to the see a spot connected with him.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I was not familiar with the story of Thomas the rhymer so learned something from visiting this site. The stone is unprepossessing but the story fascinating and the location fantastic!

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Thank VJF270
Colne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

The history behind the Rhymer shown on the Display Board is interesting but the stone itself is nothing much - certainly not worth a special trip - but it is on the route of many trips to the Eildon Hills.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We visited this as we where passing on our way to another attraction. Glad we did not go out of our way as nothing much to it and after the initial signpost for it, you are left to guess as to where it actually is.

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