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Rhymer's Stone

Old Main Road to Newton St Boswell | Eildon Hills, Melrose, Scotland
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Not a great find - unimpressed, uninspired!

'This stone marks the site of the Eildon Tree where legend says Thomas the Rhymer met the Queen of... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
giglens
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Interesting Stop off on a circular walk

Rhymers Stone is located up a track off the main road, approximately a mile outside Melrose. The... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Ross2W
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Old Main Road to Newton St Boswell | Eildon Hills, Melrose, Scotland
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

'This stone marks the site of the Eildon Tree where legend says Thomas the Rhymer met the Queen of the Fairies and where he was inspired to utter the first notes of the Scottish Muse'. I was utterly uninspired. Apparently erected in 1929 by Melrose...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Rhymers Stone is located up a track off the main road, approximately a mile outside Melrose. The best way to see this sight is part of a circular walk around the eidon hills, for example. The site itself is minimalist with a stone and an...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We came across the Rhymers Stone whilst on a circular walk from Melrose. There is a very good explanation/ information board at the stone. From here there are lovely views over the surrounding countryside.

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Thomas the Rhymer is remembered with this memorial stone which includes a section of one of his works. The site is on a no through road on the edge of Melrose and the visit will only take few minutes. However, our party then went on...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

I went with great enthusiasm to see the stone. Having read quite a few books and poems about Thomas. Knowing Steeleye Span's song very well, I was pleased to see the stone highlighted on the road signs. When I got there I was sadly disappointed....More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

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...More

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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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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...More

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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...More

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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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