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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. 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".

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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!"

  5. 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.

  6. Bughtrig Garden

    Type

    Parks & Gardens

    Gradings

    Coldstream

    Welcome to Bughtrig Garden

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Eyemouth Harbour Trust

    Type

    Industrial

    Gradings

    Eyemouth

    Welcome to Eyemouth Harbour – a busy and industrious hub situated at the heart of the attractive cosmopolitan town of Eyemouth.

  10. Paxton House, Gallery And Country Park

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 5 Historic House
    5 Historic House

    Paxton

    Paxton House was built in 1758 to the design of John and James Adam. Today it boasts many fantastic attractions for a great day out.

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