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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Scottish Borders

Britain's Finest Places to visit in Scottish Borders, are listed below.

Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Scottish Borders

Britain's Finest Places to visit in Scottish Borders, are listed below.

Traquair House [Historic House]

Innerleithen

Traquair House, originally a castle owned by the Kings of Scotland, later became the home of the Earls of Traquair whose descendants still live there. It is where Alexander I signed a charter over 800 years ago, and the `modern wings´ were completed in 1680. The state bed is a memorial to the time... more

Harmony Garden [Garden]

St Mary's Road, Melrose


Experience the tranquillity of Harmony Garden Harmony Garden is surrounded by walls and screened by trees, offering a unique sense of peace and tranquillity. Stroll across the lush green lawns and admire the herbaceous and mixed borders, the vegetable and fruit areas, and, in... more

Dawyck Botanic Garden [Garden]

Stobo, Peebles


Explore the beauty of Dawyck Botanic Garden Dawyck Botanic Garden benefits from the cooler continental environment in the heart of the Scottish Borders, and from over 300 years of tree planting, truly one of the world´s finest arboreta. Gaze at exotic conifers dating back to... more

Kailzie Gardens [Garden]

Kailzie, Peebles

Dating back to the 1300s, the house at Kailzie has passed through many an aristocratic hand but it wasn’t until 1962 when present owner Lady Buchan-Hepburn got to grips with the wilderness that surrounds it that the present garden you see today emerged. The garden stands at 700 feet above sea level... more

Thirlestane Castle [Historic House]

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder

Nestling in the gentle Scottish Borders hills, with its rose-pink sandstone and fairytale turrets, Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland. This magnificent castle has held a key strategic role in the military and political history of Scotland, and has been... more

Priorwood Garden [Garden]

Melrose


Explore the art of Dried Flower Arranging at Priorwood Garden Priorwood Garden is a specialist centre for the craft of dried flower arranging. Most of the flowers are grown for this purpose and the colourful selection brings variety to the arrangements made here. You can also learn... more

Mellerstain House & Gardens [Garden]

Gordon

Mellerstain's acres of beautiful parkland were first laid out in 1725 by William Adam. The formal gardens we enjoy today were designed by Sir Reginald Blomfied in 1910, in an Italian style sympathetic to the 18th century layout. Situated to the south of the main house Blomfield planned a series of... more

Manderston House and Gardens [Historic House]

Birnieknowes, Duns

Originally built in 1790s, Manderston was completely rebuilt in the early 1900s by John Kinross, for Sir James Miller. No expense was spared and no detail overlooked. The furniture is French in style and the kitchens have every modern convenience of its day. A special feature of the house is its... more

Abbotsford [Historic House]

Melrose

Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century poet, novelist and ‘Great Scott’ who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country’s Crown Jewels. From the deeply impressive entrance hall and the study where he penned some of his famous... more

Floors Castle [Historic House]

Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso

The ancestral and current home of the Duke of Roxburghe, Floors castle was built between 1721 and 1726 by Scottish architect William Adam. Open to the public for over 40 years, the stories of ten generations of the Roxburghe family are embellished by a treasure trove of furniture, tapestries,... more

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