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  • Regions

    Scottish Borders

    The Scottish Borders region boasts an absolute abundance of attractions and activities. From hours spent walking amidst the natural beauty of the area, to exploring history at various museums and historical attractions, Borders will keep you well occupied and send you home with abundant memories.

  • Golf Courses

    Minto

    Minto Golf Club near Hawick, Roxburghshire in South East Scotland has a lovely parkland course that can be quite a challenge. Southern Scotland and the Borders are not well known for golf - though they are home to everything else that is typically Scottish. Nevertheless the region has several beautiful parkland courses and is ideal for a golfing holiday. Most clubs welcome visitors and the ...

  • Golf Courses

    Peebles

    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 ...

  • Museums

    Robert Smail's Printing Works

    Robert Smail's printing works can be found at 7/9 High Street, Innerleithen, Scottish Borders and provides a wonderful opportunity for you to see exactly how printing was completed in the early 19th Century. You can also visit the little gift shop where they have souvenirs, publications on printing and on other interesting topics related to the town and people. Opening times are from ...

  • Castles

    Thirlestane

    Located in the Scottish Borders to the north east of Lauder on the Southern Upland Way, Thirlestane Castle was originally built in the 13th century. It has been owned by the Maitland family throughout its long history and is among the seven Great Houses of Scotland. Thirlestane was the historic seat of the Earls and only Duke of Lauderdale until the latter part of the 20th Century and is ...

  • Castles

    Hermitage

    Hermitage Castle has a forbidding appearance and oppressive atmosphere, partly due to its history of treachery and partly the stories written about it. The bleak fortress, set high in the valley next to the beautiful Hermitage Water is surrounded by open moorland. Its strategic location was the key to the control over Liddesdale and the border area during the wars between Scotland and ...

  • Castles

    Floors

    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

    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 ...

  • Castles

    Jedburgh

    Jedburgh Castle is actually the Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum that was built in the early nineteenth century on the site of a 12th century fortress that had been built by King David I. Now there is no evidence left of this earlier structure which had played a key role in the many border confilcts between Scotland and England.

  • Golf Courses

    Roxburghe Golf Course

    The Roxburghe Golf Course at Kelso, Roxburghshire is a part of the 50,000 acre estate belonging to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe. It is located in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The Duke and Duchess have converted a charming Jacobean mansion into the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course. It also houses the Golf Clubhouse. The Duke and Duchess live in Floors Castle about three miles from ...