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.

Hermitage Castle - Newcastleton

Castles & Stately Homes, Reivers, Ruins

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

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…

Melrose Abbey - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The abbey grounds, cloister and museum are open.

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.

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.

Border Gate - Kelso


The English Scottish Border on a hill route through the Cheviots

Goldielands Tower - Hawick

Reivers, Ruins

A typical 16th Century Border peel tower in a prominent position overlooking the confluence of the Borthwick and the Teviot

Allanhaugh Tower - Hawick

Reivers, Ruins

Sometimes called Allanmouth Tower from its position high on a bank above the Allan Water not far from its confluence with the Teviot

Gilnockie Tower - Canonbie

Castles & Stately Homes, Museums & Exhibitions, Reivers

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.

Duns Exhibition Room - Duns

Museums & Exhibitions, Reivers

Duns Exhibition Room is located in the local Library Contact Centre, providing a flexible space for local history and art exhibitions.

Solwayconnections Guided Tours - Annan


Local tour guiding services of the Dumfries and Galloway Solway coast and Borderlands – bespoke guided group tours designed to suit your interests.

Lochmaben Castle - Lochmaben

Reivers, Ruins

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

The Great Tapestry of Scotland - Galashiels

Arts & Culture

The Great Tapestry of Scotland gallery & visitor centre is where the people's story of Scotland begins. It is home to exhibits, workshops, a shop…

St Cuthbert's Church - Hawick

Reivers, Religious Buildings

St Cuthbert's Church was completed in l858 by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the leading architect of the Gothic Revival

Johnnie Armstrong Memorial - Hawick

Monuments & Statues, Reivers

Johnnie Armstrong of Gilnockie was one of the most notorious of the Border reivers

Kirkhope Tower - Selkirk


Border Pele Tower

Langholm Castle - Langholm

Reivers, Ruins

A ruined tower, originally built for the Armstrong family during the early 16th century, which witnessed sieges aplenty during the two centuries it was occupied