Dryburgh is a village in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland, famous for the ruined Dryburgh Abbey.


The Temple of the Muses

The Temple of the Muses

This circular nine columned gazebo stands since 1817 on Bass Hill, a mound overlooking the River Tweed at the west end of the village. It is dedicated to the poet James Thomson, the Ednam poet and author of "The Four Seasons" and the lyrics of Rule Britannia, and his bust can be seen on the top of the structure.

A statue of William Wallace stands north of Dryburgh, in the grounds of Bemersyde House

The temple originally contained a stone statue of the Apollo Belvedere on a circular pedestal showing nine Muses with laurel wreaths. Bronze figures of the Four Seasons by Siobhan O'Hehir were installed as a replacement in 2002.

William Wallace Statue, Bemersyde

Dryburgh was the first town to erect a monument in honour of William Wallace, in 1814. It is said that Sir Walter Scott did not like the structure. The current statue is in the grounds of Bemersyde House.


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Coordinates: 55°34′44″N 2°39′00″W / 55.579°N 2.650°W / 55.579; -2.650

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