There's loads to see and do throughout the Scottish Borders – whether you are by the coast, or inland near one of the historic houses that abound in the area, it's easy to find something to enjoy for all the family. Visit our web pages about the local Castles, Gardens, Historic Sites and Museums. You can also enjoy golf and wildlife watching.
Sir Walter Scott's favourite view can be found between Kelso and St Boswells in the Borders. He would often come here to admire the stunning view of the River Tweed and Eildon Hills. You can also visit nearby Dryburgh Abbey while you're here.
This 4 star visitor attraction showcases the region's 200-year knitwear and tweed manufacturing history. You can see displays of fashion, artefacts, paintings, as well as discovering the history of this 500-year-old tower which is the oldest building in Hawick and was built at the time of the Borders Reivers. Free admission. Open all year.
Set in a 16th century towerhouse in the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh where she stayed in 1566. Find out more about one of the most widely known characters in Scottish history at this interesting museum. Also in this historic town you can visit Jedburgh Castle Jail, as well as the picturesque ruined Abbey.
If you love mountain biking then Glentress and Innerleithen have the reputation for providing some of the best mountain biking in the UK. Situated in the Tweed valley, Glentress has won several acclaimed awards with brilliant trails of all grades and a brand new state of the art visitor centre. Innerleithen is a few miles further south east from Glentress and is the preserve of the more experienced mountain biker with awesome downhill and freeride trails and a cracking red graded XC route.
Not far from Selkirk you can find Bowhill House, with a wide range of outdoor activities for all the family. From walking and hiking to fishing and horse riding and there's an adventure playground for the kids as well.
A 25 hectacre reserve with open water and marsh vegetation surrounded by grassland and woodland. There is a breeding colony of around 14,000 pairs of black headeds gulls and there are also a wintering population of wigeon and greylag geese. Owned by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and located at OS ref. NT 614340.
The honey farm was established more than 30 years ago and has over 1000 colonies of bees which provide the honey and beeswax used to create the range of products offered for sale. There's a wide and interesting range of exhibits at the visitor centre relating to bee keeping and bee related products. Located at OS ref NT 936508
Unveiled in 2003, this piece of stone from Blinkbonny Quarry stands as a memorial to the Gypsies of Kirk Yetholm and at the same time is a memorial to Tom Tokey, a renowned local historian with a special interest in and knowledge of the Gypsies of Kirk Yetholm. Located at OS ref NT828282