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Scottish Borders days out and things to do touring Scotland

Visit the Scottish Borders for the day or take a short break holiday for a few days or more, anytime of the year in this lowland part of Scotland demonstrates the changing seasons at their best! Scotland's Leading short break destination offers quality accommodation, hotels, B&B, Guest Houses; Self-Catering. For great holidays & short breaks in Scotland's Border Country.

Gardens in the Scottish Borders - touring Scotland

 Edrom Nurseries

Eyemouth, alpine and woodland plants, rhodeodendrons, walks etc

Priorswood Gardens Melrose, speciality garden and orchards - dried plants, ancient apple varieties etc

 Harmony Gardens

 Melrose, tranquil walled garden

Monteviot House Gardens Jedburgh, water garden, pinetum etc
Mertoun Gardens St Boswells, 26 acre garden and walled kitchen garden
Teviot Water Gardens Kelso, three level water garden
Kailzie Gardens Peebles, wild and walled gardens, woodland walks etc
Dawyck Botanic Gardens Stobo, arboretum outpost of Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh

Visitor Attractions

St Mary's Loch on the A708 between Selkirk and Moffat, water sports, walks and cycling
Grey Mares Tail a few miles SW of St Mary's Loch - waterfall and walks
Harestanes Visitor Centre Ancrum, Jedburgh -
countryside walks, activities, wildlife etc, phone: 01835 830306 for details
Glentress Forest Peebles, forest walks / activities / cycling

Activities

Golf - play where Mary Queen of Scots played! Musselburgh Links

Tel: 0131-665-5438. Click on Golf to access lots of other good local courses!

Cycling - get on your bike and tour Pentland Park (mountain bike required) or the region using local cycle ways.

Click on cycling for information on routes. Hire your bike from Robin Williamson at www.biketrax.co.uk

Fishing - catch a trout for your supper! There are lots of local lochs where you can try your luck.

Pony Trekking - ride over the Pentland Hills on beautiful Icelandic ponies!


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To round off your historic journey through The Borders visit the Hawick and Jedburgh Museums - Drumlanrig’s Tower, a 15th century stronghold of the Black Douglas, The Scott Gallery and Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum offers an insight into law and prison sentences in the 19th century.
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