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The Great Polish Map of Scotland is a large (50 m x 40 m) three-dimensional, outdoor concrete scale model of Scotland, located in the grounds of the Barony Castle Hotel, outside the village of Eddleston near Peebles in the Scottish Borders. It is also known as the Mapa Scotland (derived from Polish mapa Szkocji) or the Barony Map. The brainchild of Polish war veteran Jan Tomasik, it was built between 1974 and 1979 and is claimed to be the world's largest terrain relief model. The sculpture is a category B listed building, and has been restored by a group calling itself Mapa Scotland.
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Great info on the map would look amazing in coloured not just the grey cement
Very interesting. Lovely setting. Will be better when the concrete has weathered and some moss has grown.
You'll find this around the back of the hotel and is worth a visit. Free to see as well.
Impressive structure. A symbol of the strong ties that Scotland has with continental Europe.
Restored to its former glory now and there is a new elevated viewing area. Absolutely fantastic piece of work which was forgotten about and became badly neglected. A hidden gem behind the barony castle hotel in Eddleston near Peebles
Nice place with a wonderful map of Scotland. Definitely worth coming for a lovely walk. When coming in, walk past the hotel on the left then take the gate on your left to walk over a bridge to get to the map quickly :)
Beautiful the viewing point could do to be a bit higher to get better view
Great place to visit for couple of hours. Quite unique in its way.
Interesting place and how much work went into to creating the map. A nice walk in the grounds as well.
Went to see it in the snow and it was lovely. The sculpture is large and has a viewing platform so you can see it from a better view. Would go see it again.
(HAUNTED?) Had a great time in Peebles. Castle is lovely. Will be honest, we didn't sleep well. My boyfriend doesn't believe in ghosts but neither of us could sleep, we felt so uneasy in that room. To the point he suggested we leave early. One night my partner woke me up saying he heard boots in the corner of the room, my side of the bed. Needless to say I didn't sleep that night. The second night the window was closed and we woke up to it open, I heard it open and assumed it was my partner, who also asumed it was I who had opened the window. So I'm not sure if your castle is haunted, or just that room. Or even if anyone else has had experiences here. Besides that. Food was great, service was great and the walk around the castle is beautiful. Probably wouldn't stay again of its actually haunted or not as I do like my sleep.