Things to do in the Scottish Borders
The Borders offers something for everyone, whether it’s walking, fishing, shooting, golf, historic houses or shopping. There are several regular events, including championship dog shows, motor rallies and ridings.
Things To Do
Visit Kelso www.visitkelso.com. The best site to see what is happening locally. Event, shopping and exploring. Excellent site with lots of links.
Kelso Races www.kelso-races.co.uk. Leave your car with us and get a taxi back after the racing and a meal in Kelso. We are happy to take you to the races 3 miles away if we are not too busy.
Floors Castle` Home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe is just three miles from us. Antiques roadshow here on 6th July 2017
Walter Scott’s home. Wonderful visitor center with restaurant/coffee shop. Great childrens’ playground. Walks in the area exceptional, something suitable for everyone from a gentle stroll to a good hill walk.
Mellerstain House and Gardens
Borders Abbeys: Kelso, Melrose and Jedburgh.
Jedburgh also offers Mary Queen of Scot’s house and Jedburgh Castle Jail, both free of charge.
Many of the museums in the Borders are free of charge
Our favourite is Harestanes country park. Walks,, play areas indoor and outdoor; picnic areas and coffee shop; exhibitions and events throughout the year. Excellent whatever the weather
Lots of wonderful Borders Walks maps and advice available. We can accompany you if required. Please call to discuss. All the Borders towns offer a short walk leaflet, most of them in our bookcase.
We have facilites for drying boots and clothing. Please speak to us about walking packages, where you stay with us for the duration of your long-distance walk, enabling you to get “settled” in our comfy beds and saving you the trouble of packing up every day.
On the Borders Abbey Way
Borders Abbey Way Walkers
St Cuthbert’s Way, Borders Abbey Way, Southern Uplands Way are easily accessible.
Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail
Scottish Borders Council offer cycling booklets for most of the Borders towns with a good selection of routes. Cycles may be hired or we have storage for your own. The roads are quiet making the activity easy for novice cyclists. The Coast and Castles ride passes through Kelso. We are slightly off route but can supply a scenic detour direct to our property via a suspension bridge or viaduct over the Teviot. Highly recommended by several guests.
Roxburghe Shooting School www.roxburgheshootingschool.co.uk
Set up in the grounds of the Roxburgh Hotel half a mile from us. Offering clay pigeon and game shooting and lots more.
There are over 20 courses in the Borders . www.bordergolf.co.uk
Roxburghe Championship course two minutes down the lane from us.
Hirsel Favorite course of most guests 10 miles away in Coldstream. The estate offers lots of other activities and has a coffee shop offering cakes to dies for
Eyemouth on the coast Situated in lovely town with museums, costal walks and best Fish and chils in the Borders. Giacopazzis wonderful ice cream parlor is here.
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