Hills . Beaches . Castles

The Borders has it all.

Here, in no particular order, are a few favourite places that we have returned to over the years…




Cocklawburn Beach

St Cuthbert’s Way

Carter Bar

The Cheviot Hills

Holy Island


Smailholm Tower

Alnwick Castle

Floors Castle

Bamburgh beach and castle

Dere Street


Paint a pot . Crafts . Playgrounds

If the view from the garden and the games room aren’t enough to keep you home every day, there is plenty to do nearby. Here are a few suggestions that we enjoy ourselves. It’s by no means an exhaustive list!


Family focus

Pot-a-doodle-doo, Scremerston

Cocklawburn Beach

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, Ancrum

Skatepark, Kelso


Abbey Ceramics, Hirsel

The Old Dairy, Ford

Fluffy Moos, Cowbog

Beirhope Alpacas, Hownam