Duns is a handsome small town, and one with a long and turbulent history due its location in the Scottish borders. Almost completely destroyed by Henry VIII's army in the 16th century, it was rebuilt and became a prosperous market town.
There are many historic sites nearby to enjoy and learn more about this fascinating past. These include the elegant Edwardian manor house of Manderston. The 14th century Duns Castle is now a hotel and entertainment venue for paying guests.
Famous sons of Duns include the medieval Catholic philosopher John Duns Scotus, whose ideas were not to everyones taste - leading to the insult of 'dunce' still used today. Jim Clark was a hero of Formula One, winning 25 Grand Prix victories before dying in a tragic crash in 1968. There is now a museum dedicated to his life in the town centre.
Across country to Berwick-on-Tweed.