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great days out across the

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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 F1s all-time-greats, Jim Clark, in Duns. There is contemporary and traditional art on display 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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Jim Clark Motorsport Museum

Heart of Hawick

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Jedburgh Castle Jail

Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre

Hawick Museum

Teviotdale Leisure Centre

Live Borders’ Leisure Centres

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

1 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. Opening summer 2019. 01361 883 960 TD11 3AU

2 Duns Exhibition Room Duns

Housed within the library building, this changing space explores everything from art to local history. 01361 883 960 TD11 3AU

3 Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum Jedburgh

Visit the cell blocks of this 1820s jail and discover what life was like for prisoners and staff. The jail also houses Jedburgh’s town museum. 01835 864 750 TD8 6QD

4 Mary Queen of Scots    Visitor Centre Jedburgh

This 16th century tower house holds a fine display of paintings, objects and textiles which, together, tell the tragic story of Mary Queen of Scots. 01835 863 331 TD8 6EN

5 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. Events programme on throughout the year. 01835 830 306 TD8 6UQ

6 Heart of Hawick Hawick

An exciting assortment of live music, films, exhibitions and other events each month, with a stylish café bar. #HectortheProjector 01450 360 680 TD9 0AE

7 Teviotdale Leisure Centre Hawick

8 Hawick Museum Hawick

This 18th century mansion houses an eclectic collection of objects and art. Displays highlighting local history to motorcycle legends, world wars and contemporary art. 01450 364 747 TD9 7JL

9 Borders Textile Towerhouse

A fantastic family day out in Hawick Hawick featuring swimming Explore over 200 years of pool with flume, soft play tradition and innovation in suitable for up to age 12, café the Borders’ textile industry as well as leisure facilities. housed in the oldest building 01450 374 440 in Hawick. TD9 8AG

01450 377 615 TD9 9EN

10 Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom Selkirk

In this building, Sir Walter Scott sat as Sherriff of Selkirkshire. Explore the reconstructed courtroom and discover tales of past crimes. 01750 726 456 TD7 4BT

14 St Ronan’s Wells Innerleithen

Housed in an historic spa, the exhibition explores the history of Innerleithen and St Ronan’s Wells and their connections with great Scottish writers. 01896 833 583 EH44 6JE

11 Halliwell’s House Museum Selkirk

15 Tweeddale Museum and Gallery

01750 726 456 TD7 4BL

Established by William Chambers, this unique building is home to a museum and gallery which host an exciting programme of exhibitions and events.

One of the oldest surviving dwellings in Selkirk, this unusual building tells the story of the town and its place in Scottish history.


01721 724 820 EH45 8AG

12 Old Gala House Galashiels

Set in beautiful grounds, this vibrant museum and gallery explores the history of Galashiels and its people. 01896 752 611 TD1 3JS

13 Coldstream Museum Coldstream

Uncover the history of the Coldstream Guards and the town from which they take their name. 01890 882 630 TD12 4BD

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

Live Borders is registered in Scotland | Registration No SC243577 | Registered Charity No SC034227

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Live Borders tourism attractions  

The Scottish Borders has rich history and culture, which can be explored across our museums and galleries, many of which are free. Discover...

Live Borders tourism attractions  

The Scottish Borders has rich history and culture, which can be explored across our museums and galleries, many of which are free. Discover...