In the grass-grown ruin of Dryburgh Abbey
, not far from his home, he was laid to rest, while the whole countryside mourned Sir Walter.
stands over the River Tweed near Newton St Boswells while Smailholm Tower is a fascinating place to visit.
The Festival attracts organisations including the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the NationalTrust for Scotland and will showcase an array of events across the breadth of the country, from Dunvegan Castle in the Isle of Skye to Dryburgh Abbey
in the Scottish Borders.
His funeral in 1928 was attended by huge, appreciative crowds and the proud Scot was buried at Dryburgh Abbey
in the Borders.
There we had dinner, bed and breakfast booked at the Dryburgh Abbey
Hotel - a country house hotel sitting on the banks of the River Tweed.
A few miles from Melrose we visited Dryburgh Abbey
, Scott's final resting place.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/anglesey-abbey SCOTLAND More than 50 Scottish gardens are part of the Snowdrop Festival - from the grand grounds of Blair Castle in Perthshire to the atmospheric ruins of Dryburgh Abbey
on the banks of the River Tweed.
An article in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper describing the event was accompanied by a full-page spread of 'Haunts and Shrines of Sir Walter Scott', including several pictures of Scott's house Abbotsford, his grave in Dryburgh Abbey
, two Scott monuments, his town house, and even his bedroom window.
In fact Field Marshall Haig died in London in January 1928 and he was later buried at Dryburgh Abbey
in the Scottish borders.
Not far from there his remains lie in the ruins of the imposing Dryburgh Abbey
Donald McCain's seven-year-old looked pretty classy at Uttoxeter last time and is the leading light in the Dryburgh Abbey
Hotel Novices' Handicap Chase.
I can see it in my mind's eye when I am thinking ofthe Romanesque parish church at Kilpeck on the Welsh Border, Dryburgh Abbey
in the Scottish Borderland, the Michaelangelo Pieta in St Peter's.