The most popular things to do in the Scottish Borders are Hill Walking, Cycling, Riding, Driving, Fishing and Watching Wildlife. Not many people live in this area and there are only a few small towns, villages and country estates. The area has been at the centre of many historic conflicts between the English and the Scots and also invaders such as the the Romans and Vikings, consequently there are scattered relics from ancient battles. The main areas of flat land are near the coast. Accommodation in the Scottish Borders is mainly self catering holiday cottages, bed and Breakfast or hostels.
Jedburgh Abbey is one of the four great abbeys built in Scotlands border country during the Middle Ages. It was established as a priory of Augustinian canons around 1138.
After the defeat of the Earl of Surrey in 1297 at Stirling the abbey was pillaged and wrecked by the English as retribution. Only the shell of this abbey remain now.
Castle is a semi-
Floors Castle is a monster of a place, it’s huge. Visitors can explore the grand rooms, fine art, porcelain, tapestries and see the superb views over the River Tweed toward the Cheviot Hills.
With over 500 Tartans they have the largest collection in the world.
The visitor centre runs a guided tour of the mill Monday to Thursday. You are shown all aspects of production from spinning the yarn to the finished article. Afterwards, you can relax with a cup of coffee and a home baked scone in the coffee shop. You will also be able to spend a little time in the shop browsing through the knitwear that you have seen made in the mill.
Small's Printing Works in Innerleithen is an Industrial
Heritage museum operating a fully functional Victorian era letterpress printing
works. The museum demonstrates to visitors how a local printer would produce
stationery around 1900. Visitors are given a one-
This was the home of Sir Walter Scott. Sir Walter Scott was a fantastic novelist who created works such as ‘Rob Roy’, ‘Ivanhoe’ and ‘Waverly’. The house has a beautiful setting near the banks of the River Tweed. Visitors can explore the house, browse the gift shop and dine in the restaurant.
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