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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Abbotsford House

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In this great house overlooking the Tweed, Sir Walter Scott lived, worked, and received the great and the good in luxurious salons. In...

Blacksmith's Shop

  • Historic District/Site

Today the 18th-century house of the village blacksmith, known as the "anvil priest," contains a collection of blacksmithing tools, as...

Borders Textile Towerhouse

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In the former Drumlanrig Tower, this museum includes a good exhibition about the textile industry, once the lifeblood of the Borders.


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

Broughton House

  • Garden/Arboretum

The 18th-century Broughton House was the home of the artist E. A. Hornel from 1901 until his death in 1933 and remains largely as it...

Burns House

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Poet Robert Burns lived here, on what was then called Mill Street, for the last three years of his life, when his salary from the customs...

Caerlaverock Castle

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The stunningly beautiful moated Caerlaverock Castle stands in splendid isolation amid the surrounding wetlands that form the Caerlaverock...

Caerlaverock Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre

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You can observe wintering wildfowl, including various species of geese, ducks, swans, and raptors, on the wetlands surrounding atmospheric...

Cardoness Castle

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Cardoness Castle was a typical Scottish tower house, severe and uncompromising. The 15th-century structure once was the home of the McCullochs...

Castle Kennedy Gardens

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The lovely Castle Kennedy Gardens surround the shell of the original Castle Kennedy, which was burned in 1716. Parks scattered around...


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