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River : River Tweed
4th Longest River in Scotland
The River Tweed (Scottish Gaelic: Abhainn
Thuaidh) is 97 miles (156 km) long and flows primarily through the
Borders region of England and Scotland. It rises on Tweedsmuir at
Tweed's Well near where the Clyde, draining northwest, and the Annan
draining south also rise.
Major towns through which the Tweed flows include Peebles,
Galashiels, Melrose, Kelso, Coldstream and Berwick-upon-Tweed, where
it flows into the North Sea.
River Tweed at Berwick
Sonnet V. To the River Tweed. by
William Lisle Bowles
O TWEED! a stranger, that with wand'ring feet
O'er hill and dale has journey'd many a mile,
(If so his weary thoughts he might beguile)
Delighted turns thy beauteous scenes to greet.
The waving branches that romantick bend
O'er thy tall banks, a soothing charm bestow;
The murmurs of thy wand'ring wave below
Seem to his ear the pity of a friend.
Delightful stream! tho' now along thy shore,
When spring returns in all her wonted pride,
The shepherd's distant pipe is heard no more,
Yet here with pensive peace could I abide,
Far from the stormy world's tumultuous roar,
To muse upon thy banks at eventide.