Local Places of Interest

Bowhill House and Country Estate

The Scotts of Buccleuch have long been part of Scottish Border History and their principal house, Bowhill near Selkirk is today home to the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. The famous Buccleuch art collection is galleried here. Visitors are welcome.  www.bowhill.org

 

Floors Castle

This splendid castle was built for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe in 1721 and is now open to the public; the Castle sits on the immediate northern outskirts of Kelso. The magnificent historical architecture marks the splendor of the period. The expansive gardens present outstanding views across the Borders rolling countryside and the Restaurant and Coffee shop provide facilities to relax and enjoy lunch on the terrace. www.floorscastle.com

 

Mellerstain House

Mellerstain presents a sense of Scottish grandeur, created in the 18th Century with splendid Robert Adams interiors including the classical plasterwork friezes and vibrant colours. This is a vivid reminder of grand, stately home living from a period 250 years ago. www.mellerstain.com

 

Abbotsford

Abbotsford near Melrose was home to Sir Walter Scott from 1812 and was rebuilt by Scott, with grand proportions, in 1817-1819; this work was designed by Sanderson and Patterson from the nearby Borders town of Galashiels. It was Scott’s time here that instilled within him his lifelong love of ballads, traditions and memorable landscapes of the Scottish Borders. www.scottsabbotsford.co.uk

 

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May 17, 2013

Wonderful, luxury accommodation in beautiful surroundings.