Amazing things to do & see in the beautiful Borders

- All on the doorstep of Broadmeadows Farmhouse -



floors castle


Steeped in history the Scottish Borders has many spectacular stately homes, castles and estates which open their doors to the public giving fascinating guided tours.

Bowhill Estate

This majestic House and its Estate have been the centre of life in this rural oasis for more than 200 years.

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Abbotsford House

Discover Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott; one of Scotland's most fascinating places.

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Traquair House

Visitors are invited to enjoy the house, extensive grounds, maze, craft workshops, 1745 Cottage Restaurant and the famous Traquair House Brewery.

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Floors Castle

Discover Floors Castle, Scotland's largest inhabited Castle and visit one of the leading visitor attractions in the Scottish Borders.

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James Hogg Exhibition

Celebrated Scottish writer, James Hogg (1770-1835) was born near the head of the Ettrick Valley and lived in either Ettrick or Yarrow almost all of his life.

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The Borders Abbeys

The Scottish Borders are home to a number of ruined, yet magnificent Abbeys. The best known four are Jedburgh, Melrose, Kelso and Dryburgh Abbey.

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Mellerstain House & Gardens

Located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, Mellerstain is a unique example of William and Robert Adam design, presenting a complete picture as it would have been some 240 years ago.

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local food and drink


The Scottish Borders is home to a host of top class restaurants and cozy, welcoming pubs offering a wide variety of products and it's all right here on our doorstep.

Taste Of Spice

The exciting flavours of authentic Indian food are brought to life by our inspirational chef.

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The Cross Keys Inn

The Cross Keys Inn Ettrickbridge offers a variety of home cooked food from Bar Lunches to Bar Suppers.

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The Gordon Arms

An old inn, nestling in the Yarrow Valley well known for its Traditional Music & Real Ale, and a warm welcome to walkers, cyclists and all other visitors to the area.

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The Hoebridge

The Hoebride focuses on creating a small seasonal menu that changes each month, enabling us to serve our customers the freshest local produce available.

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Burts Hotel

With dishes made from the finest local top quality ingredients, it's no wonder Burts Hotel is renowned for its excellent cuisine.

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Cuisine is an important part of the Windlestraw experience and menus are created using only the finest, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.

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The Buccleuch Hotel & Restaurant

The Buccleuch is well renowned for its excellent food, and are particularly proud of the quality and pedigree of their raw product. Wherever possible this product is sourced nearby provided it meets our quality criteria.

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local common ridings


Visit the Scottsh Borders and you'll never be short of exciting ways to fill your time. From great sporting activities, to annual events and common ridings, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Kelso Races

Known as Britain's Friendliest Course a very warm welcome awaits at this National Hunt racecourse.

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Equine Centre

The Ian Stark Equestrian Centre is the premier venue for all things equestrian in the south of Scotland.

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The Borders Railway

One of the most scenic railway journey's in Scotland is available on the Scottish Borders Railway from Edinburgh to Tweedbank and Galashiels.

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Borders Common Ridings

The festivals surrounding these ride outs are steeped in tradition and celebrate borders history, music and song, parades and concerts.

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Melrose Rugby Sevens

The first Rugby Sevens tournament was played in Melrose in 1883. The game is now played on an global stage and is testimony to its founder in Melrose.

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Endurance Riding

A 350km network of routes developed specifically for horse-riders and walkers, linked to quality assured horse and rider accommodation.

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A Tour Of The Borders Cycling Event

A cracking ride in the Scottish Borders. Welcome to the Tour O The Borders, a top class, closed road event which takes you through stunning scenery on beautiful Borders roads.

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Book your stay at Broadmeadows Farmhouse now, and experience the amazing Scottish Borders for youself.