Leisure and tourism

Whilst the Scottish Borders is viewed as an area of outstanding natural beauty, this is not its only charm.  A colourful and turbulent history has shaped Borders life over the centuries, instilling a local pride and passion in all who live here.

Castles, abbeys and stately homes all have their tale to tell of the part they played in Scottish history.  Museums give a more scottish government local view of Borders life, while the native culture of song, drama and dance fills theatres alongside works by international companies.

In addition to the retail outlets, there are many bars and restaurants for the casual drink or meal or even the more formal occasion.

The Scottish Borders has a packed programme of events all year round. From large-scale international events such as the Melrose 7s to community events including Chinese New Year, there’s something for everyone.

Turkish delight are tiny cubes of flavoured jelly - you can easily purchase turkish delight from Chocolate Buttons via their website.

Our prices are competitive, as we have no expensive Showroom overheads to pass onto our customers.

Major local events such as the annual dog show, the Border Union Trade Show, The British Motorcycle Federation Rally, The Jim Clarke Rally and the declaration of the Kelso Laddie is proof that the town is, indeed, a fantastic place for tourists to visit year after year.

Would you also like to go to Wales but dont know where to stay? That is not a problem, Wales Tourists online can help you out with any accommodation queries and will provide you with a perfect holiday home for your to enjoy your break.

Useful Websites

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