Eildon Hall

A classical mansion in the Scottish Borders, Eildon Hall is a property of the Dukes of Buccleuch located 1½ miles (2.5 km) southeast of Melrose and a mile (1.5 km) west northwest of Newtown St Boswells. The house was built in 1802-06 for Dr. Thomas Mein, a naval surgeon, but considerably extended in 1862 for Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duke of Buccleuch (1806-84) as a base for his hunting activities. The transformation was the work of William Burn (1789 - 1870). The house later became the traditional home for the Dukes' eldest sons, the Earls of Dalkeith.

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