Upcoming Events and Places to Visit
Traquair is Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House. Visited by 27 Scottish Kings and Queens it dates back to 1107 and has been lived in by the Stuart family since 1491. Originally a royal hunting lodge, Traquair played host to Mary Queen of Scots and later as staunch Catholics they supported the Jacobite cause without counting the cost. Today, it welcomes visitors from all over the world. Enjoy the extraordinary history of this lived in family home. Visit the house, grounds, maze, craft workshops, 1745 Cottage Restaurant and the world famous Traquair House Brewery situated in one of the wings of the house and sample the ales in the brewery shop and museum.
Thirlestane Castle, Lauder
Nestled in an idyllic part of the Scottish Borders, Thirlestane Castle is a magnificent 16th Century Castle set in a meadow landscape. Family Home to the Duke of Lauderdale, Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland and still remains home to the Maitland family today. Thirlestane Castle is just 35 minutes south of Edinburgh and easily accessible just off the A68 at Lauder.
Biggar Corn Exchange
Biggar Corn Exchange is a Grade-B listed building, which was opened in 1861 and has been a venue for public entertainment for most of its history. The Corn Exchange is home to Biggar Theatre Workshop, Corn Exchange Young Performers and Biggar Little Cinem. With many events throughout the year including Comedy nights and classic movie nights it’s worth taking a look at whats on.
Border Railway Itinerary
Ready for a fantastic day out? Follow this handy itinerary to explore the hidden gems along the recently launched Borders Railway route. Opened in September 2015, the railway connects Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders, regions famed for their rich cultural history and stunning scenery. On route you’ll pass picturesque towns, rolling hills and the sparkling River Tweed.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get you off to the train station, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy!
Dawyck Botanic Garden
Dawyck is truly one of the world’s finest arboreta. Seasonal displays of abundant exotic and native plants provide a breath-taking backdrop of colour throughout the year. The Garden also offers an award-winning visitor centre and hosts special events/talks, so click on their website for more information. Open daily 1 February to 30 November from 10am to 4pm/5pm/6pm
Head to the forest for a treetop adventure of a lifetime!
Prices vary per package. Booking essential – More Info
Biggar Puppet Theatre
Home of the international Purves puppets
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Biking heaven with tracks for all ages and abilities – More Info
Culter Fell circular, near Biggar – More Info
Glentress circuit from Peebles – More Info
Salmon Leap Walk, Selkirk – More Info