The Scottish Borders is rich with a wealth of history, events, and things to see and do for the entire family. Hotels such as the Glen Hotel and Glenacre Bed and Brakfast offer bed and breakfast style accommodations in a beautiful, homey setting, while The Mill House in Kirk Yetholm is a colorful experience, offering rooms made out of a converted mill and granary. Much grander accommodations are ample, with extravagant architectural delights like Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, with its own estate grounds and modern amenities. The Ednam House Hotel offers a unique atmosphere and beautiful, romantic setting.
For those with a desire to explore grand estates and familial homes, the choices are numerous. Floors Castle is a grand estate, open to the public, and still home to a current duke and duchess. Art lovers will enjoy exploring the many rooms full of magnificent paintings and tapestries. Charming Thirlestane Castle dates back to the 13th century, and houses antique toys as well as a hall full of weaponry, with numerous rooms to tour.
Hermitage Castle border fortress is an eerie ruin full of historical intrigue and legend, while Bowhill House has numerous attractions for both admirers of art and nature, with expansive grounds full of activities for young and old. The Scottish Borders is a wonderland for those with a romantic yearning. Ruins abound, like the Abbeys of Dryburgh, Kelso, and Jedburgh, whose crumbling views are amongst the most picturesque sites in all of the British Isles.
If history and ancient buildings are not your cup of tea, there's golf, garden tours, cycling, and more. The Dave Thomas designed Roxburghe Golf Course has stunning views and is one of the top courses in all of the Isles, and the Eyemouth Golf Club is right on the coast. For fishing enthusiasts, the Tweed River is famous for salmon and trout fishing as the second longest river in Scotland. There are also several formal walking tours, such as St. Cuthbert's Way which links Melrose Abbey and Lindisfarne. The Southern Upland Way is a perfect way to get a good idea of the whole of natural Southern Scotland, with woodland, coastal areas, and farms.