Things to do...


The end of the Pennine Way is nearby at Kirk Yetholm.  Also nearby is St Cuthbert’s Way, 62 miles in length from Melrose to Holy Island.

If these are a bit too strenuous for you, there is an unlimited supply of gentle walks in the surrounding area.  We have many favourites which we will be very happy to share with you.  We'd be delighted to hear your favourites too!


Trout and salmon fishing is available on the rivers Tweed and Teviot, visit the Fishpal website for further details, otherwise a great place to start (and shop!) is Tweedside Tackle in Kelso.  Fishing is also available at Yetholm Loch just a stone’s throw away.

Retail Therapy

The charming Border towns offer unique shopping experiences with independent boutiques and gift shops; not to mention the many fishing tackle  and outdoor shops.

Eating Out

As mentioned earlier, the two hotels in Yetholm, The Border and The Plough, offer excellent food.  Kelso also has numerous eating establishments, both formal and informal.  For a real treat why not “do lunch in the library” at the Roxburghe Hotel?  We would also recommend Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, the Buccleuch Arms at St Boswells and Burts in Melrose for a pleasant jaunt.

If sight seeing is more your thing, then you will be pleased to hear that there is no shortage of places to visit in the Scottish Borders.  From Floors Castle to Kelso Races; Alnwick Gardens to The Teviot Smokery (also great for food!) - the attractions are endless with something for everyone!  Even the beautiful city of Edinburgh is within easy reach.

There is a lot to do in the Scottish Borders and we’re sure you’ll have fun finding your way around.  To whet your appetite, here is a list of just a few local attractions…

Floors Castle


Alternatively, if you prefer to just chill why not listen to a relaxing CD whilst enjoying the tremendous views?