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More suggestions for things to do in the Scottish Borders and further afield...
Wilson’s Farm and Kitchen Robert and Lucy run a Range of farm tours and food experiences to suit couples, families and small groups on several dates throughout the year. See their website for much more information.
Jacksons at Jedburgh, a great family day out. Guided seasonal experiences or book an open farm visit.
Harestanes, near Ancrum has a playground for children beside a lovely old homestead, surrounded by walks, including up to The Waterloo Monument, fantastic views over The Borders to Northumberland! Buy Design Gallery for high quality crafts. Time for tea, coffee, ice-cream at Out There Artisan. Play draughts in the courtyard, and visit the Glass Studio
Something new, something different Bird Gardens Scotland home to many species of waterfowl endangered or threatened in their natural environment. The Bird Garden is adjacent to Oxton Pottery, just north of Lauder.
You can’t help but love Melrose, lovely local shops, striking arts and crafts in The Crafters, Melrose Abbey, walks over the River Tweed to Gattonside and up The Eildon Hills for panoramic views of the Borders .
The Reivers Road – a virtual Tour Guide of The Scottish Borders – unique, GPS triggered, audio storytelling tours. Check out the trails!
Peebles, at the ‘top end’ of the Tweed Valley, is about an hour from Kelso.
Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre – watch salmon travelling up the River Tweed on web cam.
Robert Smail’s Printing Works in Innerleithen – try being a printer’s apprentice, learn the almost forgotten art of letterpress printing and typesetting.
The Hirsel Estate and Country Park is about 8 miles from the cottages on the west side of Coldstream
Cliff tops walks from St Abbs to Eyemouth. Award winning fish and chips at Giacopazzis . You can get the bus back if you run out of energy!
St Abbs Head Nature Reserve is a bird watchers paradise!
Or you could take a burl in a boat to see the spectacular coast on Eyemouth Rib Trips !
Eyemouth Museum documents the social history of the fishing village.
The beach north of Bamburgh Castle has been my favourite since childhood! A lovely sandy beach with fascinating rock pools!
Sail from Seahouses in Northumberland to The Farne Islands – birds – seals – black rabbits!
An absolute must ....if you love books!
Researching Scottish Borders Family History
Ancestral Scotland the official Visit Scotland ancestral tourism site, Walk in the Footsteps of your Ancestors
One of the largest sources of online genealogy information – Scotland’s People
Scotland’s Genealogy – Researching & illustrating Scottish Ancestry & Family History. Contact Chris Halliday.