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Earlston is a market town within the Scottish Borders, on banks of the River Leader. The main street of the town runs east from a junction with the A68, keeping much of the through traffic away. Earlston has a square overlooked by a number of attractive buildings. The square is also home to a war memorial, and it retains the rose garden planted in 1953 to mark the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The ruins of the tower or castle of Thomas the Rhymer stand near the west end of Earlston. Part of the west and north walls still stand, and a small thatched cottage occupies part of the site. The River Leader is a delightful tributary of the Tweed, offering some excellent fishing in its own right.
Much smaller than the main river, it meanders through farm and woodland to Leaderfoot. The grayling season is from January to September and the trout season is from March to September. Just north of Earlston is the estate of Carolside, a late 18th century mansion set in beautiful parkland, flanked by wooded hills, nestling in a bend of the river with romantic and beautiful gardens open in the summer to the public for five weeks. Some 3 miles south is the estate of Bemersyde said to have been in the possession of the Haigs for nearly 1000 years. The prospect from Bemersyde Hill was Sir Walter Scotts favorite view, and is now commonly known as Scotts View.