The Borders Abbeys Way is a 107km circular route, featuring some of the Borders' oldest historic abbeys in the region, including Melrose, Dryburgh, Jedburgh and Kelso.
The Borders Abbeys walk can be started at any one of its five stages in Jedburgh, Hawick, Selkirk, Melrose or Kelso. Along this route, you will be able to admire the picturesque scenery of the countryside. Parts of this route follow the River Tweed and River Teviot, which are well known for salmon fishing.
You will also be able to stop and explore the pretty towns and villages with the option to take public transport between any of the five stages
Wander through the tranquil surroundings of the Cheviot Hills, crossing paths with the charming market towns of the Borders, before making the causeway crossing over the impressive abbey at Lindisfarne, a fantastic end to a walk in the countryside.
St Cuthbert's Way follows in the footsteps of the titular saint, as he made his way through the pastoral surroundings of the Cheviots down to the causeway crossing at Lindisfarne Abbey. Travelling the landscape on foot, you'll be well placed to take in the far-reaching, sweeping views of the beautiful borders scenery, as well as ending your pilgrimage at Holy Island and Lindisfarne Abbey.
A small stroll away from the 12th century Abbey and located in a garden of pear trees, this house was visited by Mary in October 1566. She had come to the Borders via Traquair House to preside at local courts and stayed for four weeks, most of the time spent recuperating from her difficult ride to visit her future lover, the Earl of Bothwell at Hermitage Castle.
Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum was built in 1823 and is an impressive building with stunning views across the town.
As well as learning about the history of the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh, the jail gives visitors the chance to experience what life was life in a 1820s prison.
The main building houses a collection of artifacts, prints and paintings which tell the history of Jedburgh. There is also a temporary exhibition space.
One of the four border abbeys, Jedburgh Abbey was founded by David I in around 1138 for Augustinian canons.
Explore the fascinating Jedburgh Abbey along with its visitor centre and surrounding herb garden with aromatic plants and a stone display at the west end.
The church was built in the Romanesque and early Gothic styles and is remarkably complete. Jedburgh Abbey’s close location to the English border meant it was frequently targeted by invading border armies.
Laidlaw Memorial Pool is located 2 min walk from Allerton House. It has a 25 meters indoor pool and a nice gym.
With its improved facilities, packed timetable of classes and an exciting range of kids’ activities, the pool and fitness centre has something fo offer the whole family.