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Dalkeith Country park | Dalkeith

Leave everyday life behind as you head out in search of adventure! Whatever your family’s interests, these exciting activities will take your holidays to new heights, mysterious depths and so much further.


Arniston House - Gorebridge

Accommodation
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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
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Connect this lordly residence with some of Scotland’s most exciting moments.


Dalkeith Country Park - Dalkeith

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


Abbotsford - Melrose

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


The Mainstreet Trading Company - Melrose

Shopping
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BOOKSHOP, CAFE, DELI & HOMEWARE


Kailzie Gardens - Peebles

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


National Mining Museum - Newtongrange

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


St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve - St Abbs

Nature & Animals
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Breath-taking coastal headland with dramatic cliffs, famed for its seabird colonies!


Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World - Lasswade

Visitor Attractions
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Visit the world's longest running indoor exotic butterfly house for a wonderful day out. Daily Events. Jungle Gift Shop. Restaurant. Play Area. Free Parking.


Robert Smail's Printing Works - Innerleithen

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


Paxton House - Berwick upon Tweed

Visitor Attractions
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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…


Go Ape Peebles - Peebles

Outdoor Activities
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Tree Top Challenge course high in the trees, including Zip Lines.


St Vedas Surf Shop - Eyemouth

Outdoor Activities
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Surf Shop, Hire Centre and Surf School


Eyemouth Rib Trips - Eyemouth

Outdoor Activities
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Gentle trips exploring our amazing coastline, or Fast Blast trips for thrill seekers.


Beirhope Alpacas - Kelso

Outdoor Activities
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Nestled in the Cheviot Hills, Beirhope offers a stunning backdrop to meet or trek with Alpacas. Great fun for all.


Mellerstain House - Gordon

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


RYZE Edinburgh - Xtreme Air Sports - Dalkeith

Indoor Activities
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A fun fitness activity for the whole family! Bounce, flip and defy gravity to your heart's content at Ryze!


Traquair House - Peebles

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


Gunsgreen House - Eyemouth

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


The Tweed Valley Osprey Project - Glentress

Nature & Animals

Get close to magnificent ospreys at the Wild Watch viewing centre at Glentress and catch a glimpse of them on the webcam in season.


Trimontium Museum - Melrose

History & Heritage
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Trimontium Museum explores one hundred years of Roman occupation through the stories told by some of the extraordinary finds from this key fort near Melrose.


Swift Trails Mountain Biking - Peebles

Outdoor Activities

Mountain Bike tuition and guided MTB rides in the Tweed Valley


Eyemouth Leisure Centre - Eyemouth

Visitor Attractions
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Located on the waterfront, Eyemouth Leisure Centre could lay claim to one of Scotland's best outlooks. There are two swimming pools and fun activities for…


Bowhill House & Grounds - Selkirk

History & Heritage
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Deep in the heart of the Scottish Borders an enchanting country estate awaits you with an adventure playground, exhibition & world renowned art collection.


TweedLove Bike Festival - Peebles

Outdoor Activities

TweedLove, the UK's biggest bike festival.


Eyemouth Fort - Eyemouth

History & Heritage

Eyemouth Fort was the First Trace Italienne Fort in the UK. It has a rich history as it was built by the English and later…


Born in the Borders - Jedburgh

Food & Drink

A one stop shop for the very best the Scottish Borders has to offer.


The Hirsel Arts & Crafts Centre -Abbey Ceramics - Coldstream

Arts & Culture

Ceramics Studio and Gallery.


Priorwood Gardens - Melrose

Parks & Gardens
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Explore the rustic walled garden located in the ancient precinct of Melrose Abbey.


St Abbs Diving - Coldingham

Family Attractions

Pathfinder dive charters depart from St Abbs Harbour which is one of the best dive locations in the UK with interesting wrecks and excellent dive…