Culture

From museums and castles to literary country walks, discover all this area has to offer.

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Open spaces, fresh air, tranquil Scottish countryside, and breath-taking views - exciting adventures await you in the Tweed Valley. You will be spoilt for choice when looking for ways to explore the culture of the area, but here is a peek at some of the highlights on offer in this beautiful part of Scotland.

 

  • Neidpath Castle

    Situated just one mile away from Peebles, the romantic medieval Neidpath castle overlooks the River Tweed. The walls of the L-plan rubble-built towerhouse have thousands of stories to tell that date back to the late 14th century. Take a leisurely stroll around the castle grounds or book a tour to explore the castle’s pit prison, hand-cut draw well and Queen Mary's room.

  • John Buchan Museum

    To learn more about the life of Thirty Nine Steps author John Buchan, visit the John Buchan Museum in Peebles. This is just one of over 100 books that he wrote, the majority of which were influenced by his Scottish upbringing and time spent in the area.

  • The Eastgate Theatre

    Choose from a culturally rich selection of music, films, dance shows, talks, and theatre productions all shown at Peeble’s very own Eastgate Theatre.

  • Douglas Davies Gallery

    Ideal for art lovers, a visit to the Douglas Davies Gallery in Skirling provides the perfect afternoon activity. The 18th century coaching inn was renovated into a studio gallery that now exhibits Scottish and French landscapes and still life drawings by Douglas Davies.

  • Traquair House

    Dating back to 1107, Traquair House is a must visit. As Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, Traquair offers thousands of years of Scottish history and is still a family home. With strong associations with Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobites, highlights include the secret stairs, spooky cellar, the library, and the 18th century dining room.You can also sample Traquair Ale at the brewery.

  • St Ronan's Wells

    Situated on the hillside overlooking the Leithen Valley, St Ronan’s Wells is housed in a historic spa where many visit to sample the spring water. The interpretative centre showcases the extensive history of this pavilion that was visited by Sir Walter Scott as a boy.

  • Abbotsford House

    Head south through the Tweed Valley and visit Abbotsford House near Melrose. As the home of Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford House holds fascinating collections of art and Scott’s renowned library and study, all in a beautiful setting overlooking the Tweed.

Explore Scotland

The Scottish Borders provide a gateway for motorbikers on a tour to explore Scotland. Why not stop off at The Tontine Hotel for a couple days, explore the area, before continuing up the country?

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