Historic Houses and Castles

bowhill estate 20 Minutes down the road to Selkirk we have the beautiful Bowhill Estate with the Earl of Buccleuch’s amazing collection of furniture, ceramics and paintings. Surrounded by lovely estate walks there is also a Victorian kitchen to visit and an adventure playground.

20 Minutes in the other direction is Traquair House the oldest inhabited house in Scotland - full of secret stairs, cellars and the host of many events throughout the year. There is a maze in the grounds, and its Bear Gates remain unopened since Bonny Prince Charlie passed through them for the last time.

Abbotsford House -the home of Sir Walter Scott- is also close by as are several other stately homes and castles, as well as the ruined abbeys of Melrose, Jedburgh, Kelso and Dryburgh.

Also accessible for a day out is the famous Rosslyn Chapel and of course Edinburgh Castle.

Bowhill House Traquair House
Thirlstane Castle Melrose Abbey
Paxton House Manderston House
Alnwick Castle Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle