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.


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…


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

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!"


Hermitage Castle - Newcastleton

History & Heritage

This site is closed.


Jedburgh Abbey - Jedburgh

Visitor Attractions

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


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…


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.


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…


Robert Smail's Printing Works - Innerleithen

Visitor Attractions

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


Kailzie Gardens - Peebles

Family Attractions

Kailzie Gardens lie within a traditional estate occupying a beautiful position on the River Tweed with fantastic walks.


Dryburgh Abbey - St Boswells

Visitor Attractions

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


Crichton Castle - Pathhead

History & Heritage

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


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…


Smailholm Tower - Kelso

History & Heritage

This site is closed.


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…


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.


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.


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.


Monteviot House and Gardens - Jedburgh

Parks & Gardens

Monteviot House and Gardens is the official home of the Marquis of Lothian and is set in 30 acres of gardens, parkland and woodlands.


Manderston - Duns

History & Heritage

Manderston is a stunning example of Edwardian architecture, the supreme country house in Scotland of it’s era.


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.


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.


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.


Melrose Abbey - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

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


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!


Smugglers Trail - Eyemouth

Outdoor Activities

The Smuggler's Trail is a route retracing the history of smugglers from the 1750s on the Berwickshire coast.


Shank Bridge - Gorebridge

History & Heritage

Three bridges have stood here, built respectively in 1802, 1901, and 1977.


Tibbie Tamson’s Grave - Selkirk

History & Heritage

An attractive circular walk up to Tibbie’s grave through woodland and farmland. Boots or strong shoes needed in wet conditions. Distance: 4 miles/2-3 hours


Bailiehill Fort - Eskdalemuir

History & Heritage

A magnificent hill fort, high above the River Esk