|William Wallace Statue|
The Bemersyde Estate is situated on the B6356 not far from Scott's View and Dryburgh Abbey. The imposing statue is situated within woodland about 5-10 mins walk away from the small car park. The pleasant walk takes you through a peaceful avenue of trees before reaching the statue.
William Wallace, a Scottish knight was one of the main leaders during the War of Scottish Independence. In 1297 Wallace and Andrew Moray defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling. Unfortunately Wallace was defeated at the Battle of Falkirk in 1298 and in 1305 was captured and handed over to King Edward I of England. On 23rd August 1305 Wallace was executed and his head placed on a spike on London Bridge,