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  • Golf Courses


    Peebles Golf Club is considered to be one of the jewels of the Scottish Borders and one of the best courses in Southeast Scotland. The Peebles golf course was designed by the legendary James Braid in 1892 and is a hilly parkland course overlooking the River Tweed and was considerably modified by HS Colt in 1934. The course lies in the shade of the rolling Border hills and the Tweed valley ...

  • Castles


    Floors Castle is the largest inhabited castle in Scotland and is currently the home of the charming Tenth Duke of Roxburghe. It stands on a natural terrace that overlooks the meandering River Tweed. In the distance from the natural elevation one can see the Cheviot Hills. Across the river on the opposite bank is the Roxburgh Castle, which at one time was the strongest fortress along the ...

  • Castles


    Neidpath Castle stands on the site of an earlier castle that belonged to Sir Simon Fraser. It passed by marriage to the de Hays family in 1312, who built the existing castle as a massive stone four storey L-plan tower house. Built against the steep banks of the River Tweed, the main block with its rounded corners originally had three vaulted rooms. Neidpath Castle was known as Jedderfield ...

  • Scottish Borders


    The name of Melrose or Mailros was first given to a loop in the River Tweed at the location of present day Old Melrose. It was at this site that the first Melrose monastery was founded in 650AD. The monastery was eventually destroyed and some time later, an order went out to rebuild it. However, instead of building the monastery on the same site as its predecessor, the builders chose to ...