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Places of Interest


John Buchan Centre
10 miles (16km) south-west of Peebles
Open: Afternoons, Easter to mid-October.

Broughton Gallery
Broughton, Tweeddale.
A701 north of Broughton village
Tel 01899 830234
Open: Late March to late October, Mid November to late December, 10.30am-6pm. Closed Wednesday.


Homestead Museum & Craft Centre
In the grounds of Hirsel Estate
Tel 01890 882834
Open: All year, Monday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12noon-5pm.

Jim Clarke Memorial Trophy Room
44 Newtown Street,
Tel 01361 883960/884114
Open: Easter to end of October, Monday to Saturday, 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Sunday 2-4pm.


Eyemouth Museum
Aulk Kirk, Market Place
Tel 01890 750678
Open: Easter to October, 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-3.30pm.


Peter Anderson Woollen Mill
Nether Mill, Galashiels
Tel 01896 752091
Open: Monday to Saturday all year. 9am-5pm and Sundays in June to September, noon-5pm.

Borders Wool Centre
Wheatlands Road Off A72
Tel 01896 754293
Open: All year, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-5pm.


Hawick Museum & Scott Gallery
Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick 1 mile (2km) from town centre
Tel 01450 373457 Fax 01450 373993
Open: October to March, Monday to Friday, 1-4pm, Sunday, 2-4pm. April to September
10am-12noon and 1-5pm. Sunday, 2-4.45pm.


St Ronans Well Interpretative Centre
Wells Brae
Tel 01896 830660 or 01721 720123
Open: Easter to October, daily 2-5pm.

Robert Smail's Printing Workshop
High Street
Tel 01896 830206
Open: 1st May - 30th September, Monday to Saturday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. Sunday 2-5pm.

Traquair House
B709 Off the A72 in Innerleithen
Tel 01896 830323/830785
Open: 29 March-30 September 12.30-5.30, June-August 10.30-5.30


Jedburgh Abbey and Visitor Centre
High Street
Historic Scotland Tel 0131 668 8830
Open: April to September, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-7pm. Sunday 2-7pm.
October to March, Monday to Saturday 9.30am-4pm. Sunday 2-4pm.

Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum
Castlegate, Jedburgh
Tel 01835 863254
Open: Easter to November, Monday to Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Mary Queen of Scots House
Queen Street, Jedburgh. In the centre of town.
Tel 01835 863331. Fax 01450 373457
Open: Easter to Mid-November, 10am-5pm.


Kelso Abbey
Bridge Street, Kelso
Historic Scotland Tel 0131 668 8830
Open: April to December, Monday to Saturday during daylight house and Sunday afternoons.

Kelso Museum & The Turret Gallery
Abbey Court off Bridge Street, Kelso
Tel 01573 225470
Open: April to October, 9am-5pm.

Floors Castle
North-west side of Kelso
Tel 01573 223333
Open: Late April to late September, 10.30am to 5.30pm.

Mellerstain House
Off A6089, north-west of Kelso
Tel 01573 410225
Open: Easter, 1st May to 30th September, Sunday to Friday 12.30-4.30pm.

Smailholm Tower
Off B6404 6 miles (10km) north-west of Kelso
Tel 01573 460365
Historic Scotland Tel 0131 668 8830
Open: April to September, Monday to Saturday 9.30am-6pm, Sunday 2-6pm.

Dryburgh Abbey
Off A68 near St Boswells
Tel 01835 822381
Historic Scotland Tel 0131 668 8830
Open: April to September, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-7pm, Sunday, 2-7pm,
October to March, Monday to Saturday 9.30am-4pm. Sunday 2-4pm.


Thirlestane Castle
Off the A68 near Lauder, 28 miles (45km) south of Edinburgh.
Tel 01578 722430
Open: Easter week then May, June & September, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday only;
July to August, daily from 2-5pm except Saturday.

2 miles (3km) east of Duns on A6105
Tel 01361 883450
Open: 11 May to 28 September, Thursdays and Sundays, 2-5.30pm.


Melrose Abbey
Off the Main Square, Melrose
Tel 01896 822562
Historic Scotland 0131 668 8830
Open: April to September, Monday to Saturday, 9.30am-7pm. Sunday, 2-7pm. October to March, Monday to Saturday 9.30am-4pm. Sunday 2-4pm.

Melrose Motor Museum
Across the street from Abbey
Tel 01896 822642
Open: Mid-May to mid-October, 10.30am-5.30pm. Part time the rest of year.

Priorwood Gardens
Next to Melrose Abbey
Tel 01896 822493
Open: April to October, Monday to Saturday 10am-5.30pm, Sunday 1.30pm-5.30pm.

Abbotsford House
2 miles (3km) west of Melrose on B6360
Tel 01896 752043 01896 752916
Open: Mid-March to October, Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 2-5pm.


Glentress Mountain Bike Centre
East side of Peebles off A72
Tel 01721 722934
Open: Easter to October.

Tweedale Museum & Picture Gallery
High Street, Peebles
Tel 01721 720123L
Open: All year including Saturdays and Sundays in April to October, 2-5pm.

Neidpath Castle
A72, 1 mile (1.5km) west of Peebles
Tel 01721 720333
Open: Easter to September, Monday to Saturday, 11am-5pm. Sunday 1-5pm.


Halliwell's House Museum & Gallery
Market Place
Off main square in Selkirk town centre
Tel 01750 200906
Open: April to October, Monday to Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 2-4pm.
July and August until 6pm.

St Abbs

Fast Castle
Off A1107
Open: Always open but care must be taken.

St Abbs Head Visitors Centre
Northfield Farm off B6437
Ranger can be contacted on Tel 01890 771443 for groups and guided walks.
Open: April to October 10am-4pm.
Scottish Museum of Woollen Textiles
On the main road, A72 in Walkerburn
Tel 01896 870619
Open: All year, Monday to Saturday, 10am-5.30pm. Sundays, Easter to Christmas,

Other Useful Information

Fishing Permits & Information

Angler's Choice
23 Market Square, Melrose TD6 9PL
Tel 01896 823070


Freedom of the Fairways Passport.
The passport allows access to 10 of the participating courses in one week. For more details contact:
The Scottish Borders Tourist Board
Murray's Green
Scotland TD8 OBE
Tel 01835 863435/863688
Fax 01835 864099

Tourist Information Offices

The Scottish Borders Tourist Board
Murray's Green
Scotland TD8 6BE
Tel 01835 863435/863688

Town Hall, High Street
TD12 4DH
Tel 01890 882607

Aulk Kirk, Market Place
TD14 5HE
Tel 01890 750678

3 St John's Street
Tel 01896 755551

Drumlanrig's Tower, Tower Knowe,
Tel 01450 372547

Town House, The Square
Tel 01573 223464

Abbey House, Abbey Street
Tel 01896 822555

High Street
EH45 8AG
Tel 01721 720138

Halliwells House
Tel 01750 720054


Hotels & B&B's


Kingsknowes Hotel**
Selkirk Road
Tel 01896 758375


Grenfriars Hotel**
The Friars
Tel 01835 862000

Mrs McNeill B&B*
Tel 01835 862208

Near Kelso

Sunlaws House Hotel & Golf Course ***
Tel 01573 450331


Ednam House Hotel**
Bridge Street
Tel 01573 224168


Burt's Hotel**
Market Square
Tel 01896 822285


Cringletie House Hotel**
Tel 01721 730233

Mrs M Teasdale B&B*
4 Langside Drive
Tel 01721 721931


Philipburn House Hotel**
Tel 01750 20747

Mr & Mrs Thurston B&B*
Greenwells, Yarrow Feus
Tel 01750 82228

St Boswells

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel***
Tel 01835 822261



Gibson Caravan Park
Tel 01896 822969>


Rosetta Caravan & Camping Park
Tel 01721 720770


The Jedwater Camping & Caravan Park
Tel 01835 24219

Elliot Park Campsite
Tel 01835 863393

Youth Hostels

Kelso (Grade 2)
Kirk Yetholm
Tel 01573 420631

Melrose (Grade 1)
Near High Street
Tel 01896 822521

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