12. Burgh Buildings and War Memorial

12. Burgh Buildings and War Memorial

Town Trail

Gala War Memorial

This building was the site of the house of the Gala Estate’s miller. The original Burgh Building is the two-storey block beside the clock tower.

The imposing Tower in front of the Burgh Buildings is one of the most outstanding and unique war memorials, designed to look like a Borders Tower House (or Keep), whilst the statue in front takes the form of a mounted Border Reiver. Work on the War Memorial began in 1924 as the cornerstone was laid in the presence of the Prince of Wales and future King Edward VIII.

Stop 12 of 20

Key Information

Date built:

1867 with Tower, the War Memorial added in 1924-1927

Building open to the public:

The building is not open to the public, but can be visited from the outside.

More Information

Make sure to walk around the entire building to see all the elements. The QR code is located on the right side of the building (Albert Place), underneath the small balcony.

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This location is accessible to anyone with mobility issues.
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