Archive for the tag 'Duns'

On the south side of the house, Kinross designed four formal garden terraces still planted in Edwardian style. A geometric terrace is now stocked with floribunda roses and hostas, To one side is a small grass terrace, edged by four large stone vases. Below it, through a wrought-iron gate with griffins adorning the piers, [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 24th 2017

The Home of Lord Palmer, Manderston is the Edwardian House par excellence. It was built with no expense spared and with every modern convenience of that  era. Here you can see sumptuous staterooms and a silver staircase, the only one in the world. Coupled with the elaborate domestic quarters, it gives an intriguing insight into [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 23rd 2017

This is the first of what is intended to be a series of posts highlighting the places that were significant to the Battle of Flodden.
Before leaving on their journey to the borders, the Scottish Army assembled just outside Edinburgh.
Quite by fluke I found myself having an in-car picnic near the town of Duns where the [...]

13 Comments CherryPie on Oct 20th 2009