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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, such as Abbotsford and Traquair House are listed below.

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

Britain's Finest Places to visit in Scottish Borders, such as Abbotsford and Traquair House are listed below.

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

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

Stobo Castle Health Spa [Spa]

Stobo

At The Spa at Stobo Castle, the best way to approach physical well-being is through a personal programme tailored to your individual needs. You may wish to detoxify, embark on a new fitness regime or simply relax and be rejuvenated. Working with you to construct a schedule of treatments and... more

Floors Castle [Garden]

Roxburghe Estate 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

Abbotsford [Garden]

Melrose

The garden and landscape of Abbotsford are the creation of Sir Walter Scott, and were developed between 1811 and 1825. The landscape composition is outstanding in aesthetic, scenic and architectural terms and its association with Scott gives it exceptional national value. There are three garden... more

Thirlestane Castle [Historic House]

Thirlestane Castle, Lauder

Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest inhabited castles in Scotland. The 16th-century building with its distinctive rose-pink stone and fairy tale turrets is surrounded by parkland. Visitors can explore the grand State Rooms and walk along the River Leader in the grounds. There is a tea... 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

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

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

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

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