Property available in Lauder
Knight Frank in Lauder deals with much more than glamorous country houses and sporting estates; we also handle building plots, flats, town houses, farmsteads and cottages, and are the principal source for quality property throughout Berwickshire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, Peeblesshire, Dumfries and Galloway, south into the Lake District, and into Northumberland as far as Newcastle.
With centuries of fighting between the English and Scots, the Scottish Borders has had a turbulent history. The warring Borderers were often known as ‘Border Reivers’ who raided each other’s properties, stealing cattle. Lauder is situated beside what was, in Roman times, a main route north from England known as Dere Street; and as a major access to the north, the town has been a place of importance throughout history.
In the 12th century it was the site of a major castle built by the de Morville family. Later, the site was used as a fort by the English and eventually rebuilt with Thirlestane Castle. Before 1500 the town had been created a Burgh by Royal Charter, the rights being renewed by James IV in 1502. The town developed in a pattern which was typical of a Scottish Burgh, a pattern which has hardly changed to this day.
Getting to Lauder
- A68 to Edinburgh
- Edinburgh 27 miles, Newcastle 79 miles, Melrose 12 miles, Galashiels 13 miles
- Berwick-upon-Tweed Station - East Coast main line, serving Edinburgh and Newcastle and with regular GNER services to London
- Newcastle (72 miles)
- Edinburgh (34 miles)
- Glasgow (80 miles)
E & J Taxis – Lauder
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