The Borders and the Southwest Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Borders and the Southwest - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Bowhill

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Home of the Duke of Buccleuch, Bowhill dates from the 19th century and houses an outstanding collection of works by Gainsborough, Van...

Halliwell's House Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Tucked off the main square, Halliwell's House Museum was once an ironmonger's shop, which is now re-created downstairs. Upstairs, an...

Lochcarron of Scotland Cashmere and Wool Centre

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Love tartans and tweeds? The Lochcarron of Scotland Cashmere and Wool Centre houses a museum where you can tour a mill and learn about...

Philiphaugh Salmon Centre

  • Local Interest–Sight

The site of a famous battle in 1645 in which the Scottish Covenanters drove off the pro-English armies under the Earl of Montrose, the...

Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom

  • Building/Architectural Site

The historic courtroom, where Sir Walter Scott presided as sheriff from 1804 to 1832, contains a display examining his life, writings,...

The Three Brethren

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

These three identical cairns, 9 feet high and 6 feet around at the base, are the end point of a fairly strenuous 11-mile walk that begins...

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