Canonbie is a picturesque village situated on the River Esk.
Although there is a lot of history in the area, much of it has eroded away in terms of visitor attractions. This was at the heart of the debatable lands which was the strip of land claimed by both Scotland and England which turned into a lawless land largely controlled by the Reivers. The area was pacified by King James V with the "execution" of Johnnie Armstrong and the destruction of many local strongholds and castles. They are dotted around the area in various states of complete disrepair.
To the south lies "Scots Dike" a four mile long earthwork which was constructed in 1522 to settle the dispute over "Debatable Land". Hollows Tower is an example of a fortified house.