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Borders Things to Do

  • Hirsel Country Park

    Another find!! Hirsel House is not open to the public but the 3,000 or so acres of woodland, river and lakeland walks are.Farming and forestry are still carried out today. In the Homestead Complex is a wonderful museum, housed in various outbuildings, depicting the historical background of the people who lived and worked here. Old farming equipment...

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  • St. Abbs Head

    This is a National Nature Reserve, belonging to National Trust for Scotland.It is an outstanding coastal area, extending for some 192 acres over sheer, jagged cliffs, formed from an extinct volcano.If you are into bird watching, then this is for you. During April - Aug thousands of nesting birds, kittiwakes, guillimots, kittiwakes, razor bills to...

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  • Jim Clark Rooms

    I have to admit, I gave this one a miss and let the "boys" do it on their own. I don't know whether this was the start of Michael's love for the Grand Prix, but since then he has been to Silverstone twice and follows the racing avidly.The museum houses a collection of memorabilia from Jim Clark's motor racing days. He was twice the world racing...

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  • Kelso

    A pleasant Borders town situated at the confluence of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot, looked over by the Lammermuir Hills in the north and the Cheviots in the south. In the centre of the town is Kelso Abbey, built in 1128. It was one of the wealthiest abbeys in Scotland, taking it's riches from the vast lands, churches, schools and farms around it.By...

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  • Eyemouth

    Berwickshire's (part of the Scottish Borders) largest town on the east coast. We really liked the place, with it's intersting and busy harbour, sandy beach and lots to see and do.Eyemouth harbour, formed naturally from the mouth of the river Eye, has been a port since 13thc. Like many of these coastal towns it was renowned for smuggling during the...

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  • Teviot Water Gardens and Smoke House

    Once again the heavens opened but we were not going to let that stop us visiting places. After all, we are British!!!Teviot Water Gardens was a little gem. We just happened to pass a sign after leaving Harestanes and thought we'd take a look. Easy parking and no admittance. Here you'll be delighted with the tiered water garden built into the banks...

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  • Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

    A great family day out. lots of info on the area, a fantastic adventure playground, woodland walks, gardens, wooden toys and more. This used to be a working farm, but like many farms it has had to come up with side-lines in order for it to survive. Now, probably one of the region's most popular spots.We were impressed with the place but due to the...

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  • Melrose Abbey

    There as been an abbey in Melrose since 650AD, but a structure on the present site dates back to the 12th C.Construction of the abbey buildings took around 50 years.In the 13th C the abbey was attacked by the English and many of the monks were killed.Much of the abbey was also destroyed.The rebuilding was much supported by Robert the Bruce, and his...

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  • Jedburgh Abbey

    Jedburgh Abbey has always seemed to draw the unwanted attention of foreign armies, since its foundation in 1138. Nowadays it just gets invaded by tourists.Still quite complete, as well as the abbey church buidings, there is also a herb garden and a visitor centre to explore.The visitor centre contains 8th C carvings and other artefacts excavated...

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  • Dryburgh Abbey

    Dryburgh Abbey is a magnificent ruin of an abbey, that sits by the river Tweed. It is still quite complete for its age, an gives a good insight into monastic life.The abbey buildingd have been destroyed by fire three times and also felt the ravages of war on four seperate occaisions. Despite this fine examples of eccliesiastic architecture await...

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