Great Days Out
MELROSE is a beautiful town around 30 minutes drive from Colterscleuch. There is an abbey, gardens, independent shops and cafes. We like lunch at Burts Hotel 12-2pm.
Abbotsford House was the home of Sir Walter Scott and now has tours of the house, riverside walks along the Tweed, gardens & a visitor centre with restaurant. It is just a stone throw from Melrose and is a great addition to this day out.
Postcode: TD6 9BQ
JEDBURGH is another traditional Scottish Borders town boasting an abbey, Jedburgh Jail, Mary Queen of Scots House and some lovely shops too. We love tea & cakes at Border Meringues and visiting Lovatt Gallery.
Born In The Borders is a great place to stop off when visiting Jedburgh. A local brewery which produces the best beers with ingredients grown on site. You can see how everything is made with a wee tour. The gift shop has fantastic Scottish Borders gifts & produce and a deli too. The bottle shop has beers from all over Scotland -
a real treat! A restaurant on site serving local food prepared to order is the icing on the cake!
Postcode: TD8 6ST
HARESTANES VISITOR CENTRE is great for families.
You'll find a play park for kids to let off steam, visitor centre & shop, local artisan shops and Mary's Dairy home made ice creams... delicious!
Postcode: TD8 6UQ
Woodside Garden is a plant centre & tea room. It's our favourite stop off for lunch when we are in the area. Delicious award winning home produce, using lots of ingredients from the gardens. Leave room for the best selection of home made cakes you can imagine! The gardens are a delight, with a wildlife pond and bird viewing cameras too. There are workshops and classes for adults & childern all year round.
Postcode: TD8 6TU
LANGHOLM is a delightful little town heading south. There are lovely galleries - our favourites are The Mustard Gallery & Julie Dumbarton Fine Art.
Lunch, dinner & teas and coffees are well catered for. We love the Eskdale Hotel for lunch or dinner.
Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery in Eskdalemuir, is a beautiful drive from Langholm. It was the first Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in the western world, founded in 1967. You can visit the gardens and tea rooms and even visit the beautiful temple
Postcode: DG13 0QL
Out & about in Hawick
Wilton Lodge Park is a great place to get fresh air. There are walks, play parks, beautiful gardens, a nature trail, cafe and museum. It has something for everyone and always has exhibitions and events taking place.
Postcode: TD9 7LG
Textile Towerhouse Museum celebrates the Borders’ textile industry. Garments, artefacts and photographs on display bring to life over 200 years of tradition and innovation in the local knitwear and tweed industries. Changing exhibitions showcase the best of the Scottish textile artists, historical and contemporary costume, fashion and design. There is a gift shop selling local artists' and crafts people's work.
Postcode: TD9 9BZ
Hawico has the best of Scottish Borders Cashmere. Garments are designed and produced here at their Hawick Factory Visitor Centre, Arthur Street,
Hawick TD9 9QA
Johnstones Of Elgin Cashmere Visitor Centre has a wonderful shop, mill and cafe. A lovely way to learn how cashmere products are made, do some shopping and have a cuppa too. Eastfield Mills, Mansfield Road, Hawick TD9 8AA.
Teviotdale Leisure Centre has swimming, squash, soft play, gym, sauna & steam rooms and bowling. Timetables are available online.
Postcode: TD9 8AG
Eateries in Hawick
Damascus Drum serves delicious Turkish inspired food. All home produced & fairtrade. Our favourite
lunchtime treat. Mon - Sat 10am-5pm Silver Street,
Hawick TD9 0AD
Night Safe Bistro is our favourite restaurant in Hawick. They use local produce and Scottish tradition as inspiration. Lunches, high tea & evening meals are always busy - please book in advance or ask us to make arrangements for you. Sunday & Monday – closed all day. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – open 10am to 4pm & 5:30pm to close. Friday, Saturday – open 10am to close. 12 High St, Hawick TD9 9EH
Phone: 01450 377045
Mayfield Bar & Restaurant is a popular choice of locals. Great menu and a carvery every Sunday.
Monday: Closed. Tuesday: Open from 5pm
Wednesday to Thursday: 12 - 2pm & 5 - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 12 - 9pm Sunday: 12:30 - 7pm
Mayfield Drive, Hawick TD9 7EW