Live Borders tourism attractions

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Explore the

Scottish Borders

The Live Borders’ family of venues offers great days out for all ages, right across the region. The Scottish Borders has rich history and culture, which can be explored across our museums and galleries, many of which are free. Discover everything from the history of the Border Reivers and the Coldstream Guards to the life of a 17th century laird or a prisoner in a 19th century jail. Famous names feature: the tragic story of Mary Queen of Scots is told in Jedburgh; discover links to Sir Walter Scott in Selkirk and Innerleithen; motorcycle racing legends Jimmie Guthrie and Steve Hislop at Hawick Museum; and one of the greatest racing drivers in the world, Jim Clark, in Duns.

Jim Clark Motorsport Museum

Heart of Hawick

There is contemporary and traditional art on display and for sale across a number of venues. Don’t miss Tom Scott’s paintings at Borders Textile Towerhouse. Not only that but we offer local produce and seasonal treats at Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre and Heart of Hawick café bar; the chance to splash in our pools in leisure centres across the region; and play till your heart’s content in our indoor and outdoor play areas.

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Jedburgh Castle Jail

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Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre

Harestanes Countryside Countryside Visitor Visitor Centre Centre Harestanes

Hawick Museum

Teviotdale Leisure Centre

1 Jedburgh Castle Jail 3 St Ronan’s Wells      Visitor Centre & Museum Jedburgh

This fantastic attraction looks like a grand castle but inside is a different story! Visit the cell blocks of this 1820s jail and discover what life was like for prisoners and staff in what was a model prison in its day. The building is also home to Jedburgh’s town museum, exploring the traditions, industries and the lives of famous people of the town. Lots of children’s activities make this a fun family day out. TD8 6QD 01835 864750

2 Mary Queen of Scots’    Visitor Centre Jedburgh

Set in the centre of historic Jedburgh, this 16th century tower house tells the story of Scotland’s tragic queen. Mary’s month here in Jedburgh in 1566 was a turning point in her life. A fine display of paintings, objects and textiles associated with her explores not only her life and times but the cult that has grown up around her. TD8 6EN 01835 863331


Housed in an historic spa, the exhibition tells the story of Innerleithen and St Ronan’s Wells, describing their connections with the great Scottish writers, James Hogg and Sir Walter Scott. Gardens, sculptures, picnic areas and plants for sale. EH44 6JE 01896 833583

4 Tweeddale Museum and Gallery Peebles

Established by William Chambers, one of the founders of the famous publishing house, this striking building is home to a museum and gallery which host a lively programme of exhibitions and events. EH45 8AG 01721 724820

5 Hawick Museum Hawick

A parkland location and fascinating displays that reflect the history of the town and its people. This 18th-century mansion houses a collection of objects and art that are not just about Hawick, but a window on the world. Lively programme of exhibitions and events for all ages. TD9 7JL 01450 364747

6 Borders Textile Towerhouse Hawick

Visitors can discover the knitwear and tweed history of the area and how the Borders’ industry reached the height of luxury and fashion. Garments, fabrics, objects, photographs and art reveal over 200 years of tradition and innovation. TD9 9EN 01450 377615

7 Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom

8 Halliwell’s House Museum

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Situated in the narrow, cobbled Halliwell’s Close, this unusual 18th-century building is part of the oldest surviving row of dwellings in Selkirk, and tells the story of the town and its long history including associations with William Wallace and with the Battle of Flodden. Programme of visual art and exhibitions throughout the season. TD7 4BL 01750 720054


Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom is one of our direct links to the great Scottish writer. In this building, Sir Walter Scott sat as Sheriff of Selkirkshire, dispensing justice for nearly 30 years until his death in 1832. Explore the reconstructed courtroom and discover tales of past crimes.

14 Heart of Hawick

9 Old Gala House Galashiels

Set in beautiful grounds, this vibrant museum and gallery explores the history of Galashiels and its people. TD1 3JS 01896 752611

10 Coldstream Museum Coldstream

Uncover the history of the Coldstream Guards and the town from which they take their name. TD12 4BD 01890 882630

11 Duns Exhibition Room Duns

A seasonal range of exhibitions. TD11 3AU 01361 883960

12 Jim Clark Motorsport Museum Duns

A brand new attraction exploring the life and exciting career of racing legend Jim Clark, Scotland’s first Formula One Champion and one of the greatest racing drivers of all time. TD11 3AU 01361 883 960

13 Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre Ancrum

New accessible play park not to be missed! Rural walks, café and gift shop make this an ideal place to explore St Cuthbert’s Way. Well-behaved dogs welcome. TD8 6UQ 01835 830306

An exciting assortment of live music, films and other events each month, with a stylish café bar that offers the perfect accompaniment to your entertainment. Enjoy café and cinema snacks in the comfortable auditorium. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the café. TD9 0AE 01450 360680

15 Teviotdale Leisure Centre Hawick

A fantastic family day out in Hawick featuring swimming pool with flume, soft play suitable for up to age 12, café as well as leisure facilities. TD9 8AG 01450 374440

16 Leisure Centres Live Borders offers a range of leisure centres across the region, with swimming pool fun and activities for all ages. Check them out at Eyemouth, Galashiels, Peebles, Selkirk. and Hawick.

The Scottish Borders is in the South of Scotland, neighbouring East Lothian, Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway, Midlothian, West Lothian, South Lanarkshire as well as Cumbria and Northumberland.

Borders Railway:

Operating between Edinburgh and Tweedbank, and serving Galashiels. It is now easier than ever for visitors to reach the Scottish Borders. For those visitors arriving by rail there is a network of public transport to get to the region’s many other towns and attractions.

Borders Buses:

Serving the Scottish Borders and beyond. Download the Borders Buses app to plan journeys, buy your ticket and track your bus or visit