Visit Duns and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Duns, Scottish Borders. It was originally built on the dun that rises to 713 ft on the North side of where the town was destroyed by the English in the mid-l6th century; the new town, founded below, was originally guarded on three sides by swamp. Duns is also a market-town. A stone on a nearby summit commemorates the camping-place in 1639 of General Leslie's covenanting army. About 1 mile North West of the town is Duns Castle, which incorporates part of the ancient tower that, according to tradition, was built in 1320 for Randolph Earl of Moray.
Duns Scotus was a religious philosopher and theologian who had much effect upon the schools of thought in the Middle Ages. He is sometimes and incorrectly claimed by the Irish, on the grounds that “Scotus” was one of the Latin names for the Irish Celts. In reality Duns Scotus was a Franciscan friar, born here at Duns in 1266. Having lectured at Oxford, Paris, and Cologne, he died and was buried in the last-named city. But he was born at Duns.
Nearby towns: Ayton, Eyemouth, Greenlaw
Nearby villages: Abbey St. Bathans, Allanton, Burnmouth, Chirnside, Coldingham, Coldstream, Crookham, Duddo, Etal, Foulden, Gifford, Grindon, Horncliffe, Longformacus, Norham, St Abbs, Stichill, Wark
Have you decided to visit Duns or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Duns bed and breakfast (a Duns B&B or Duns b and b)
- a Duns guesthouse
- a Duns hotel (or motel)
- a Duns self-catering establishment, or
- other Duns accommodation