Explore The Outdoors

There are plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and many other outdoor activities. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code helps explain how you can explore the outdoors in the best way possible.

Local walking guides:
Walks Around Kelso, Morebattle & Yetholm
Scotland Starts Here Guides

Castles & History

The Borders is rich with history and there are plenty of magnificent and beautiful historical sites to visit on your doorstep.

Floors Castle
Traquair House
Bowhill House
Mellerstain House
Jedburgh Castle Jail
Dryburgh Abbey
Trimontium Museum
Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre
Alnwick Castle
Bamburgh Castle
Chillingham Castle
Paxton House

Local Attractions

Try a new experience, or just soak up the beautiful Southern Scottish scenery around you.

Here are a few ideas of local attractions and experiences to get you started!

Beirhope Alpacas
Heatherslaw Light Railway
Salmon Viewing Centre
Roxburghe Shooting School
Bisley Clay Shooting
Jacksons Family Farm
Kelso Races
Monteviot Gardens
Chillingham Wild Cattle
The Alnwick Garden
Kielder Forest
Go Ape

A day at the beach

The Burrow is just 50 minutes from the beautiful, dog friendly Northumberland coast. There are plenty of beautiful beaches to choose from. Here’s a few beaches to get you started:

Bamburgh Castle Beach
Embleton Bay
Longhoughton Beach
Alnmouth Beach
Cocklawburn Beach
Goswick Beach
Low Newton-by-the Sea beach
Holy Island Beach
Seahouses Beach
Beadnell Bay

Explore Edinburgh

If you fancy a dash into the city, then why not hop on the train at Tweedbank Station and find yourself in Edinburgh. Don’t miss these places:

National Museum Of Scotland
Arthur's Seat
Camera Obscura & World of Illusions
Scotch Whisky Experience
Museum on the Mound
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Zoo
Holyrood Abbey
National Gallery