The Borders is synonymous with game fishing. The Tweed, flowing through the Borders is one of the best salmon rivers in the UK and anglers from all over the world come to the Borders to fish.

The Tweed and its tributaries are the life blood of the Borders defining the countryside, villages, towns and the people. The river stretches over 97 miles and there are many opportunities to fish the Tweed, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Our properties at Ancrum and Kelso are well located to fish both the Tweed and Teviot. There are many other rivers and stillwaters to tempt you and sea angling on the Lothian and Northumberland coast.


Rolling hills, fertile river valleys or rugged coastlines, the choices are endless...

No short paragraph can detail the walking available in the Borders. For serious walkers there’s The Borders Abbey Way linking 4 historical Abbeys in different Border towns.

St Cuthbert’s Way links Lindisfarne on the Northumberland coast to Melrose Abbey. For those wanting less strenuous walks there is beautiful countryside next to the Tweed or along the rugged coast line of East Lothian and Northumberland.


The Borders is rich in golfing history. Based in one of our properties you will be spoilt for choice of courses to play within easy driving distance...

So many courses and so little time.....from the championship course at The Roxburghe, the challenge of the scenic local courses at Minto and Jedburgh to the links courses of the Lothian and Northumberland coasts.

The Borders has 21 golf courses to be enjoyed. All the courses are set in spectacular countryside and most Border towns have their own course.

“Freedom of the Fairways, adult and senior 3 and 5 day golf passports for 21 courses is unique to the Borders. The passport offers great value for money and is Scotland’s best selling golf pass”.

A short journey will take you to the Northumberland and East Lothian coastlines where there are numerous links courses to test your golf game.

Places to visit

You will never be short of places to visit in the Scottish Borders.

The Borders is steeped in history and proud traditions. There are many interesting places to visit, Abbotsford- home of Sir Walter Scott near Melrose, Floors Castle at Kelso, Bowhill near Selkirk, Mary Queen of Scots House and The Castle Jail in Jedburgh to name a few.


Meandering country lanes or extreme mountain biking. What’s your pleasure?

The Borders is made for cycling. Quiet country lanes and open countryside between the Border towns and villages. The mountain bike centre at Glentress is 40 minutes drive from Ancrum.

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