Gardens & Historic Buildings in The Scottish Borders

Gardens & a host of Historic Buildings in The Scottish Borders

Glorious Gardens

The gardens and grounds of Floors Castle are a delight to explore

Woodside Walled Garden, genuine charm and near Ancrum, on the other side of the road to Harestanes Visitor centre.

Monteviot Garden The official home of the Marquis of Lothian, a living breathing family residence surrounded by much loved gardens.

Kailzie Gardens, a day out in The Tweed Valley, near Peebles

Dawyck Botanic Garden In a charming Borders glen, Dawyck is one of the world’s finest arboreta, home to some of Britain’s tallest trees.

Harmony Garden at Melrose

Priorwood – Melrose – the only dedicated dried flower garden in Scotland, producing, processing and arranging dried flowers

Alnwick Castle Gardens in Northumberland – a very modern garden interpretation – well worth a visit!

Cragside House and Gardens Rothbury Northumberland

The Royal Botanic Garden – Edinburgh

And a Veritable Host of Historic Buildings!

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Historic Scotland – Safe guarding our heritage for future generations

Floors Castle – Kelso

Kelso Abbey

Melrose Abbey

Dryburgh Abbey

Jedburgh Abbey

Abbotsford – home of Sir Walter Scott – near Melrose

Mellerstain House near Kelso

Marchmont House Greenlaw 

High on a hilltop…¬†

Hume Castle on the horizon from the cottages at Hendersyde

Smailholm Tower between Kelso and St Boswells is a prominent landmark that proved inspirational to Sir Walter Scott who is buried at nearby Dryburgh Abbey

Monteath Mausoleum near Ancrum – a wonderful restoration project in The Borders. See the star-light through the roof.

The Waterloo Monument or Peniel Heugh- the tallest man made feature in the Borders

The restoration of Fatlips Castle, the much loved wee tower, which sits on the top of Minto Craggs, in the Scottish Borders.

Paxton House in Berwickshire events, exhibitions and courses – always lots going on!

Hermitage Castle – An awesome, eerie ruin, set in a lonely spot, Hermitage Castle has a history filled with intrigue….

Traquair the oldest inhabited house in Scotland – buzzing with activity and it’s own traditionally brewed beer! Near Peebles.

Thirlestane Castle by Lauder

Monteviot House and Garden on the way to Jedburgh

Mary Queen of Scots’ House Jedburgh

Norham Castle, just a smidge over the border in Northumberland. Open April to September. Weekends from October to March.

Manderston, Duns Berwickshire.The Edwardian Country House

Bamburgh Castle on the Northumbrian Coast

Holy Island off the Northumberland coast, otherwise known as Lindisfarne! Do check the tide time-table before you set off!

Alnwick Castle in Northumberland – where Harry Potter was filmed!

Just over the Border in Northumberland – the peaceful villages of Ford and Etal boast Etal Castle, Heatherslaw Mill, Lady Waterford Gallery, Hay Farm Heavy Horses, Ford Moss Nature reserve … and a steam train!

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