All History & Heritage

Travel back in time to Romans, knights, Jacobites and reivers. Gaze at century-old abbeys standing tall in the vast landscape, uncover the mysteries of the Templars, and trace Scottish culture to the places that shaped it. It’s better felt than telt.


Robert Smail's Printing Works - Innerleithen

Visitor Attractions

Oldest working commercial letterpress printers in the UK – a living museum of Victorian history.


Abbotsford - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The extraordinary home of Scottish legend Sir Walter Scott, the man who gave us the historical novel, popularised tartan & rediscovered Scotland’s Crown Jewels.


Aikwood Tower - Selkirk

Accommodation

Aikwood Tower, a 500 year old Reiver Tower, has been sensitively restored in sumptuous 21st Century style into luxury self-catered accommodation for 10 guests.


Traquair House - Peebles

Visitor Attractions

Traquair is Scotland's Oldest Continually Inhabited House dating back over 900 years and still lived in as a family home today.


Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum - Jedburgh

Visitor Attractions

Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum is an attraction that looks like a grand castle – but inside is a different story!


Melrose Abbey - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The abbey grounds and museum are now open and we are delighted to welcome you back.


Hermitage Castle - Newcastleton

History & Heritage

This site is currently closed.


Floors Castle - Kelso

Visitor Attractions

Explore the house, beautiful gardens and walks around the Estate. Sample homemade Estate produce at the Terrace Cafe, gift shop & deli.


Smailholm Tower - Kelso

History & Heritage

This site is currently closed.


Rosslyn Chapel - Roslin

Visitor Attractions

Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 but more recently it came to worldwide prominence through featuring in The da Vinci Code!


The Allan Ramsay Hotel - Penicuik

Accommodation

The Allan Ramsay Hotel is one of Scotland's oldest coaching inns located in the village of Carlops at the foot of the Pentland Hills only…


Duns Castle - Duns

Accommodation

Duns Castle is an award-winning, exclusive-use venue, available all year round for weddings, family gatherings, corporate meetings, film shoots and events.


Jedburgh Abbey - Jedburgh

Visitor Attractions

The grounds and shop are now open (the rest of the abbey remains closed).


Paxton House - Berwick upon Tweed

Visitor Attractions

Paxton House is a Georgian mansion overlooking the River Tweed set in 80 acres of grounds on the border of England and Scotland 4 miles…


Gunsgreen House - Eyemouth

History & Heritage

Gunsgreen House is full of fun and adventures for children. Toilet facilities, baby changing, lift access and parking is free.


Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre - Jedburgh

History & Heritage

Mary Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre is set in the centre of historic Jedburgh and this 16th century tower house tells the story of Scotland’s…


Mellerstain House - Gordon

History & Heritage

Listed as one of Britain's best stately homes by The Telegraph, Mellerstain is a must-see. "A treasure, wonderful gardens and beautiful house!"


Dryburgh Abbey - St Boswells

Visitor Attractions

The grounds are now open and free of charge. The abbey remains closed for now.


Fatlips Castle - Denholm

History & Heritage

Fatlips Castle is an iconic Borders pele tower in Roxburghshire atop the Minto Crags 2 miles northeast of the village of Denholm and 1 mile…


Arniston House - Gorebridge

Accommodation

Arniston has been home to the Dundas family since 1571. Join us for a Guided Tour, stay in one of our charming, holiday cottages or…


Crichton Castle - Pathhead

History & Heritage

This site is currently closed as a precautionary measure while we undertake site inspections.


Dalkeith Country Park - Dalkeith

Visitor Attractions

Dalkeith Country Park is a truly special place, home to Fort Douglas adventure playground and Restoration Yard Store, Restaurant & Wellbeing Lab.


National Mining Museum - Newtongrange

Visitor Attractions

Housed in the wonderfully restored Lady Victoria Colliery, National Mining Museum Scotland tells the story of coal for Scotland.


The South Wing at Thirlestane Castle - Lauder

Accommodation

Luxury accommodation in an authentic 16th-century Scottish Castle


Church of our Lady and St Andrew - Galashiels

History & Heritage

This Church is probably the finest decorative Victorian church in the Scottish Borders


Hoddom Bridge

History & Heritage

Hoddom Bridge is a three-span masonry arch bridge over the Annan on the B725.


Water Tower - Dalkeith

History & Heritage

Dalkeith water tower was built in 1879 and became dis-used shortly after the 2nd world war. It was converted into a private residence in 1989


Corn Exchange - Melrose

History & Heritage

The former Corn Exchange was designed in the early 1860s in a Scots Jacobean style by David Cousins


Gilnockie Tower - Canonbie

History & Heritage

A 16th-century Scots Tower House, Gilnockie is located 2 miles north of Canonbie, and 4 miles south of Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland.


Cruggleton Castle - Newton Stewart

History & Heritage

Cruggleton Castle sits on Cruggleton Point, around 4.5 kilometres east of Whithorn.