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  • Looking towards the House and gardens of Abbotsford, Melrose
    Abbotsford House, Melrose
  • Looking across moorland to Smailholm Tower
    Smailholm Tower
  • An exhibition room in the Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick
    The Borders Textile Towerhouse, Hawick
  • Front facade of Traquair House, south of Innerleithen
    Traquair House, south of Innerleithen

Discover the many historic buildings and homes you can visit in the Scottish Borders. Learn about the region’s tumultuous past at its four magnificent ruined abbeys and explore inside vast stately homes and romantic castles.

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  1. Old Gala House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Museum
    4 Museum

    Galashiels

    Old Gala House And Scott Gallery is an impressive building boasting a history spanning five centuries.

  2. Mellerstain House & Gardens

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Historic House
    4 Historic House

    Gordon

    Robert Adam's masterpiece. "The perfect garden and most wonderful house!"

  3. St Ronan's Wells Interpretive Centre

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Innerleithen

    Discover the history of Innerleithen and St Ronan’s Wells, and their connections with Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg.

  4. Monteviot House Gardens

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Jedburgh

    The river garden planted with herbaceous shrubs is only 1 of a few gardens to be visited on site. The pinetum is full of unusual trees and a nearby water garden is linked by bridges. Coach parties by arrangement.

  5. Bowhill House & Country Estate

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Selkirk

    Bowhill is a five star attraction with much to offer visitors, including: GUIDED HOUSE TOURS, THEATRE, ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND, WALKING TRAILS, RANGER LED ACTIVITIES & EVENTS, TEAROOM & GIFT SHOP SOFT PLAY

  6. Floors Castle

    Type

    Castles

    Gradings

    • 5 Visitor Attraction
    5 Visitor Attraction

    Kelso

    Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland is one of the leading visitor attractions in the Scottish Borders and home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and their family.

  7. Abbotsford

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Melrose

    Abbotsford is the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century novelist and poet of "Waverley", "Ivanhoe", and "Lady of the Lake".

  8. Manderston

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Duns

    Manderston is an Edwardian mansion set in 56 acres of formal gardens, located just outside of Duns in the Scottish Borders.

  9. Bughtrig Garden

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Coldstream

    Welcome to Bughtrig Garden

  10. Smailholm Tower

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Castle
    5 Castle

    Kelso

    Sited high on a rocky outcrop, Smailholm is a small rectangular tower set within a stone barmkin wall.

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