Motorhome Hire Roxburghshire

The historic county of Roxburghshire or County of Roxburgh serves as a historical and registration county set in the Southern Uplands of Scotland. The county gets its name after a now extinct town, the Royal Burgh of Roxburgh, and the county town is Jedburgh. Set along the English Border, it covers the portion of land extending from the valleys of the River Tweed and Teviot I the north to the Cheviot Hills in the southeast while the valley of Liddesdale rests to its southwest. Many archaeological remains like prehistoric hill forts, Roman forts and camps dot the county while the Roman road named Dere Street runs in the county.

After the Romans withdrew, the region became an amalgamation of Strathclyde, the Celtic British Kingdom, and later part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria until finally given to Scotland. The county town of Roxburgh fell to waste after the demolition of the castle and the death of James II of Scotland. The abbeys of Jedburgh, Kelso, and Melrose declined during border warfare. The remains of Jedburgh and Kelso abbey are interesting attractions today. Abbotsford, home of 19th-century novelist Sir Walter Scott served as his final home, and the surrounding regions are known as to as “Scot country”.

Today, the county is a rural comprising of small villages, and the most visited towns are Hawick, Jedburgh and Kelso.

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