Duns Scottish Borders

History books have mentioned Duns circa 1210 first written mention of Duns is said to be when a ‘Hugo de Duns’ signed a charter. 

Duns Castle

Sited to the west of Duns Law, the original castle was built about 1320 by Randolph, Earl of Moray, the nephew of King Robert the Bruce.

The Mercat Cross

The Mercat Cross is seen in all market towns, in Duns it can be found in the Market Square. 

Pavilion Lodge

The Pavilion lodge can be found near to the cottage in which John Duns Scotus was born. A cairn stands outside the cottage to commemorate the 700th anniversary of his John Duns Scotus birth. 


Jim Clark Museum

A museum dedicated to the life of Jim Clark who became a motor racing world champion and legend of the sport. His Museum can be found at 44 Newtown Street, Duns. Jim Clark’s grave isat Chirnside Parish Church a farmer by trade. He died in a race in Hockenheim in 1968 doing what he loved racing.

Duns Law

Iron Age settlement