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.

Melrose Abbey - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The abbey grounds, cloister and museum are open.

Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre - Jedburgh

Museums & Exhibitions

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…

Crichton Castle - Pathhead


Due to access restrictions in place, there is currently no visitor access to this site.

Aikwood Tower - Selkirk

Exclusive Use, Self-catering

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.

Hermitage Castle - Newcastleton

Castles & Stately Homes, Reivers, Ruins

Discover a history filled with intrigue, murder, torture and treason.

Jedburgh Abbey - Jedburgh

Visitor Attractions

Due to access restrictions in place, there is currently no visitor access to the abbey church.

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.

The Allan Ramsay Hotel - Penicuik


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…

Dryburgh Abbey - St Boswells

Visitor Attractions

Due to access restrictions in place, there is currently no visitor access to the abbey.

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.

Gunsgreen House - Eyemouth

Museums & Exhibitions

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

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.

Duns Castle - Duns

Exclusive Use, Self-catering

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

Robert Smail's Printing Works - Innerleithen

Visitor Attractions

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

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.

Arniston House - Gorebridge


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…

Fatlips Castle - Denholm

Castles & Stately Homes, Reivers, Ruins

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…

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!

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!

Mellerstain House - Gordon

Castles & Stately Homes

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

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…

Smailholm Tower - Kelso

Buildings, Ruins

Smailholm’s 20m-tall tower house, its walls 2.5m deep, dominates a rocky craig.

Abbey Row Community Centre - Kelso


The Community Centre was built in 1876 on the site of an earlier Grammar School, attended by a young Sir Walter Scott.

Generals Bridge - Selkirk


Possibly 18th century. Broad single segmentally-arched bridge over Yarrow Water.

Barstobrick - Castle Douglas

Café & Tearooms

Barstobrick is a place to meet friends and family for a stroll along one of our walking trails, take a horse riding lesson or visit…

Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum - Sanquhar

Buildings, Museums & Exhibitions

Visit the town’s fine 18th century tolbooth to discover how the people of Upper Nithsdale lived and worked in times past.

The Selkirk Arms Hotel & Restaurant - Kirkcudbright

Bars & Pubs, Bistros & Brasseries, Restaurants, Takeaway

Quality 4* Hotel & Restaurant in the heart of Kirkcudbright

Castle of St John, Stranraer - Stranraer

Ancient, Buildings, Museums & Exhibitions

The Castle of St John is a fine example of the tower houses built and used by Scottish Lairds in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

St Ronan's Wells Visitor Centre - Innerleithen

Museums & Exhibitions

Housed in an historic spa, the permanent exhibition tells the story of St Ronan's Wells, describing their connections with James Hogg and Sir Walter Scott.