What to do close by

There is a lot to do without spending hours in the car. Places and activities within 20 minutes drive are given below, but this is by no means all:

  • "Capture" Fatlips Castle near Denholm - get the key from T.B. Oliver's garage in Denholm (weekdays & Saturday a.m.) and climb up to the battlements of this crag-top tower near Minto.
  • Teviot Leisure centre and swimming pool, Hawick.
  • Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick - Fort-like play park, summer music in the recently restored bandstand, 6 blaes tennis courts and café, museum and more.
  • Harestanes Visitor Centre, Ancrum - lots of activities for the younger lot and lovely woodland walks.
  • Jedburgh Jail museum - lock ‘em up! – great for kids.
  • Mary Queen of Scots House, Jedburgh (museum)
  • Rule Valley Simulated Game (clay pigeon shooting) http://www.rulevalley.com/simulated-game/
  • Born in the Borders, Jedburgh (grass sledging, local crafts, foods and more) http://www.bornintheborders.com/
  • Teviot Smokery (restaurant, smoked food shop, riverside walks).
  • Golf Courses at Minto, Jedburgh and Hawick.
  • 2018 sees the opening of a brand new distillery in Hawick!

http://www.discovertheborders.co.uk will give you masses more ideas and detail!

Activities and Events

Denholm Village Fair Saturday 26th May 2018: Stalls, music, dancers, Car Boot Sale and much more on the village Green.

Saturday 2nd June 2018: HAWICK COMMON RIDING - DENHOLM RIDE-OUT . The ride-out to Denholm, with its spectacular cavalcade of approx 200 riders passes Roe Deer Rest and Gledswing Lookout around 4.00 p.m. Follow them down the hill to Denholm to see the village give the traditional welcome to horses and riders. The main Common Riding Celebrations take place in Hawick from Saturday 5th May to Saturday 2nd June. Details here: http://www.hawickcommonriding.co.uk/ride-outs/

14-17 June 2018 Borders Book Festival, Melrose: A "must do" wonderful 4 days of talks, discussions, food & drink, live music, comedy and more for all the family - national and international names presenting...

Annual Steve Hislop Memorial motor cycle Borders ride: Stay over night with us to join this popular ride in memory of the village's famous son - twice British superbike champion and one of the most successful riders in the history of the Isle of Man TT races. Date TBC

April 2nd - May 13th Kings of the 7s Tournament: For all you keen rugby fans out there, the Borders plays host to the annual Kings of the 7s Tournament. Melrose, Galashiels, Hawick, Kelso, Langholm, Berwick, Earlston, Selkirk and Jedburgh all hold their own tournament throughout the spring, a great day out for all the family!

For more information about an event contact us at reception@ruberslaw.co.uk or call 01450 870092

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