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.


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…


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.


Crichton Castle - Pathhead

History & Heritage

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


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…


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…


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!


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!


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…


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.


Smailholm Tower - Kelso

History & Heritage

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


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.


Melrose Abbey - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The abbey grounds, cloister and museum are open.


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.


Robert Smail's Printing Works - Innerleithen

Visitor Attractions

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


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!"


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…


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.


Jedburgh Abbey - Jedburgh

Visitor Attractions

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


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.


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.


Hermitage Castle - Newcastleton

History & Heritage

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


Mercat cross - Duns

History & Heritage

The markets of Duns were held weekly on a Wednesday. The cross was taken down to make way for the Town House


Pen-Y-Coe Press - Penicuik

History & Heritage

Former Post Office now a Living Museum Printer & Stationary Shop. Includes a display of old letterpress printers.


Tonderghie Mary Mine - Isle of Whithorn

History & Heritage

At Tonderghie there is evidence of 18th and 19th Century copper mining.


Gypsy Palace - Kirk Yetholm

History & Heritage

A one room cottage occupied by Esther Faa Blythe, ‘Queen of the Yetholm Gypsies’ (1861-83) and by her son, King Charles Faa Blythe (1898-1902)


Dalry Parish Church - St John's Town of Dalry

History & Heritage

The parish church in Dalry was design by William McCandlish and was completed in 1831.


Old Parish Church, Kelso - Kelso

History & Heritage

After the Reformation, the west of the Abbey continued to be used as Kelso’s parish church until the late 18th century.


Old Gala House - Galashiels

History & Heritage

Set in beautifully landscaped grounds near the centre of Galashiels, Old Gala House is an impressive building dating back to 1583.