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A selection of places to see while you are in the Scottish Borders

Below are links to local attractions.

  • Bowhill House and Country Park Home of the Duke of Buccleuch. Victorian kitchen, James Hogg (The Ettrick Shepherd) exhibition, adventure playground, ranger-led walks, theatre.
  • Abbotsford House Former home of Sir Walter Scott, romantic novelist, poet and Sheriff of Selkirkshire.
  • Kailzie Gardens Beautiful formal gardens, stocked trout pond and country walks. Live camera coverage of Tweed Valley ospreys in spring and summer.
  • Traquair House Scotland's oldest continually inhabited house. Home of the famous Traquair Ale. Amazing Maze...
  • Manderston House Setting of Channel 4's The Edwardian Country House. Classical design, immaculate formal gardens, unique silver staircase and much more all make this a jewel not to be missed.
  • The four Border Abbeys Dryburgh, Jedburgh, Kelso and Melrose. Four unique historic attractions.
  • Floors Castle and Gardens The largest inhabited castle in Scotland. Home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburgh.
  • Thirlstane Castle 13th century castle renowned for decorative plaster ceilings. Visitor centre, country life museum.
  • Kelso Races A fun day out. One of our regular guests put us on to this.
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