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The Borders Legends : A Magical Medieval World
The Borders region of Scotaland, although seen as a quite rural and relaxing area of Scotland in the modern day, was once far from its current incarnation. The Borders was historically an area of significance, with Roxburgh Castle being used as the seat of King David and a point of contention between Scotland and England for hundreds of years. Furthermore the iconic border towers mark the rough militarised zone that the Borders once was. If Borders legends are to believed, it was also a hub for magical creatures…
As is the case with most places steeped in history, there comes masses of folklore. The Borders is famously the homeland of the Brownie, legends of which you can find below and its plethora of castles and historic buildings has led to more than a few fanciful tales making the myths and legends of the Borders particularly exciting. For example, the Fairy Queen enslaving knights, or the famous character of Scottish folklore: Thomas the rhymer, a supposed seer gifted his powers of foresight by the fae.