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THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING GOING ON IN THE SCOTTISH BORDERS

What to see & do in the Scottish Borders

Steeped in history, the Scottish Borders' ruins, castles and abbeys are testimony to the regions turbulent past and well worth exploring. Revitalise, enjoy and discover the gems of the Scottish Borders. 

 

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of over 15 golf courses, walking routes, cycling trails as well as fishing & riding opportunities.

This video gives you a short overview of 9 'must-sees' in the Scottish Borders - A good starting point for planning your holiday.

Floors Castle Int. Horse Trials 12-15/05/2022
Floors Castle Int. Horse Trials 12-15/05/2022

An array of equestrian spectacles, with the very best in dressage, show jumping and cross country.

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Scottish National Scooter Rally, 02/06/2022
Scottish National Scooter Rally, 02/06/2022

Kelso 2022 BRSA National Scooter Rally No3 (Official) The only Scottish National Scooter Rally in the BSRA calendar. Two Music Rooms, a Silent Disco each night after hours, PartsFair, Custom Show, Onsite Tattooist, LIve Bands, Hot Food 24 hours, Hot Showers and much more.

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Borders Book Festival - June 16th - 19th, 2022
Borders Book Festival - June 16th - 19th, 2022

A true highlight of the Borders' yearly events' calendar and incredibly popular with visitors and locals alike. Melrose Harmony Gardens will again stage this year’s festival in its grounds and we expect a great line up of authors presenting their newest books. Book early!

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The Sir Jackie Stuart Classic June 18-19th/2022
The Sir Jackie Stuart Classic June 18-19th/2022

See live motorsport action, learn about sustainable motoring technology, and enjoy an award-winning classic car show – all part of this family-friendly event which will also showcase the career and achievements of three-time FIA Formula 1 Drivers’ World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

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Castles & Stately Homes
Castles & Stately Homes

The Scottish Borders is home of some of the finest historic castles and houses in Scotland. Set amidst breath taking scenery, there is a wealth of historic houses to view and grounds and gardens to explore. • Abbotsford House, Melrose • Floors Castle, Kelso • Mellerstain House, Kelso • Smailholm Tower near Kelso • Traquair House, Innerleithen • Manderston House, Duns

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Abbeys
Abbeys

The Scottish Borders are home to four magnificent Abbeys, which were all founded in the 12th Century. The proximity to the English Border made them targets of frequent English attacks and all of them have been rebuilt several times. Travel back in history and visit the ruins of Dryburgh, Melrose, Jedburgh and Kelso Abbey.

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Gardens
Gardens

There are many beautiful gardens in the Scottish Borders to explore. Enjoy a splendid day out and discover the wonderful local garden architecture. • Monteviot House & Gardens, Jedburgh • Dawyck Botanic Garden, Peebles • Kailzie Gardens, Peebles • Harmony Garden, Melrose

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Where to Eat
Where to Eat

The Borders are a fantastic place for eating out. We can recommend the following restaurants for a wonderful night out: • Seasons • The Hoebridge • Provender • The Townhouse • The Capon Tree • Stewarts Bistro • The Ancrum Cross Keys • Hunters Stables (Italian food) • The Tase of Spice (Indian food) Restaurant Websites can be found at the following link.

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Museums
Museums

Whatever the Scottish weather, there is lots to see and do in the Scottish Borders. Here are our recommendations for some lovely museums to visit: Whatever the Scottish weather, there is lots to see and do in the Scottish Borders. Here are our recommendations for some lovely museums to visit: • The Great Tapestry of Scotland Museum, Galashiels • Roman History in Scotland re-told Trimontium Museum, Melrose • Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, Duns • Hawick Museum • Borders Textile Powerhouse, Hawick

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Retail Therapy
Retail Therapy

The Scottish Borders are home to some fantastic wee shops selling art& crafts, books and of course our famous cashmere. These are some little gems we recommend: • The Mainstreet Trading Company - famous bookshop, café & delicatessen • Hawico Factory Outlet & Johnstons of Elgin, both in Hawick– Cashmere at its best • Twistglass Studio in Selkirk – exquisite glass • Lochcarron Vistor Centre in Selkirk – Tartan fashion • Jedburgh Chocolate House • The Hirsel Art & Craft Centre, Coldstream

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Fishing
Fishing

With the Tweed and its famous salmon fishing right at your doorstep, the Borders are a perfect place to drop a line. Our big breakfasts, packed lunches and storage facilities for fishing equipment will set you up perfectly for a good day on the Tweed. For the latest fishing news and bespoke packages

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Walking
Walking

The Scottish Borders offer plenty of walking trails to explore the beautiful countryside at your own pace. Whether you are out for a short stroll, a day's hike or challenge yourself over several days on the St. Cuthbert's Way, the Borders' magnificent landscape will leave you with lasting memories.

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Cycling
Cycling

With an abundance of space, rivers, hills about, the Scottish Borders are home of some of the best cycling routes in Scotland. Whether you are a mountain or street biker, there are a lot of routes to choose from. ​ Why not challenge yourself in the mountain biking heaven of Glentress Forest? Part of the 7 stanes trails, you will experience a mountain biking mecca with graded trails as well as a multi-grade free-ride area.

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Golf
Golf

Golf enthusiasts love the Scottish Borders. With 21 golf courses to choose from in the area and a total of 46 golf courses in a 60 mile radius, you are spoilt for choice. Locally you can play the popular "must-play" Woll 18 hole golf course, the hilly Melrose 9 hole course or the scenic St. Boswells 9 hole course. For experts the famous Roxburghe Championship Golf Course and the Macdonald Cardrona Championship course will definitely hit the spot.

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