Cardrona, Scottish Borders

Cardrona is a village on the A72 and B7062, between Peebles and Innerleithen, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland.

Places nearby include Glentress, Kirkburn, Scottish Borders, Kirkhouse, Traquair, and Walkerburn.


Cardrona is etymologically a Cumbric place-name. The first element is cognate with Welsh caer 'fortification'. The second element is less clear but recent work suggests a word cognate with Welsh trwyn, literally 'nose' but attested in Welsh and Cornish place-names in the sense 'promontory'. If so the name means something like 'fort of the promontories'.[1]

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See also


  1. Bethany Fox, 'The P-Celtic Place-Names of North-East England and South-East Scotland', The Heroic Age, 10 (2007), (appendix at

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Coordinates: 55°38′24″N 3°06′44″W / 55.6401°N 3.1121°W / 55.6401; -3.1121

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