The village of Bonchester Bridge is located next to the Rule Water to the south east of the busy market town of Hawick.
On the edge of the village you can see the remains of some medieval earthworks known as Duncan’s Hole. To the east of the village is Bonchester Hill. It rises to a height of 1059 ft (322 m) and is topped by an ancient hill fort. It is believed the hill fort was once occupied by the Romans under the name of Bonna Castra, ‘good camp’.
The Horse and Hound Country Inn is an old coaching inn serving locally produced food and real ale from the local micro Brewery.
The area is popular for road cycling as it has some of the quietest roads in the country. Mountain biking is also popular in the area as there are many forest tracks with unrestricted access. Nearby Craik Forest is a popular with locals.
There is a wide range of accommodation in the village including a large caravan and camping site, a number of self-catering cottages and Bed and Breakfast establishments.