The town of Duns, Scotland is a place that often draws visitors back again and again. The town currently has a population of about 2400 and was first noted in the year 1214, when Hugo de Duns signed as an eyewitness to a deed. Successively, the mention of Duns continued to show up throughout the history of the precincts. The Duns Castle was constructed in 1320, and the town was repeatedly attacked by the English when they came through on their way to the Lothians.
Today Duns is a popular place for tourists to visit, especially for those interested in the history of Scotland. It has nice hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfast inns that are available for visitors to stay. In addition, there are numerous self-catering holiday homes for vacationers to rent. There is a railway service to and from Berwick, a local post office, hospital, police station, and bank branches with automatic cash dispensers.
You will find a diverse choice of fabulous restaurants here that serve excellent cuisine. However, one that is extremely popular with the locals is the Baytree Café. It is famed for its friendly service, fresh baked goods, homemade soups, delicious sandwiches and yummy scones. There are so many places to visit here including the Duns Law Iron Age Settlement, Eccles Parish Churchyard, Crosshall Cross, and Swinton Village Green and Market Cross. The hill-top town of Duns is also celebrated for its 3 ½ mile walking trail that covers many of the towns historical sites.