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Top Ten Activities to try in the Scottish Borders

1. 7Stanes

These are mountain biking trial centres around the south of Scotland, including sites at Glentress, Innerleithen, Glentrool, Kirroughtree, Ae, Dalbeattie, Mabie and Newcastleton.  East centre offers a variety of trails for the beginner to the experienced rider.
www.7stanesmountainbiking.com

2. Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey  is the burial place of Robert the Bruce.  It was the first monastery of the Cistercian order established in Scotland.  It is considered to be among the best of late 14th-century church architecture in the British Isles.

www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

3. Coldingham Sands

For a day outdoors in the warmer weather why not visit Coldingham Sands?  The beach has been awarded a prestigious Blue Flag and a Seaside Award.  It is very popular with surfers and body boarders and lifeguards are on duty during July & August.  There are also beach huts, some of which are 100 years old.

4. Mary Queen of Scots House

Mary Queen of Scots House is located in Jedburgh.  Opened in 1987 on the 400th anniversary of her death.  The house displays many of her possessions including jewellery and art work.

5. Cocoa Black

Learn to make chocolate at Cocoa Black in Peebles.  This shop and school is run by a multi-award winning UK world chocolate master.  Classes range from making chocolate truffles to a full chocolate master chef course.  Patisserie classes include making macaroons, French patisserie, sponge cakes and much more.  The selection of chocolates to buy looks simply amazing.

www.cocoablack.com

6. Stobo Castle

Pamper yourself with a spa day at Stobo Castle.  Choose from a selection of treatments, lunch and use of the spa facilities which include a lovely indoor pool, two outdoor hot tubs, a crystal steam room and an aroma room.

www.stobocastle.co.uk

7. Eyemouth Harbour

Located on the south-east coast of Scotland, the harbour is popular with touring leisure craft.  Come and see a busy traditional fishing port in action, buy some fish pieces and feed the seals or visit the “World of Boats” museum.  There are also regular boat trips in a glass bottomed boat.  The area is also popular with divers.

www.eyemouthharbour.org

8. Floors Castle

Built by the 1st Duke of Roxburghe in  it is still home to the 10th Duke of Roxburghe who was responsible for the opening of Floors castle to the public back in 1977.  The castle also plays host to many events throughout the year including International Horse trials.

www.roxburghe.net/castle

9. St Cutherberts Way

St Cutherberts Way is a 62 ½ mile walk from Melrose to Lindisfarne.  The walk is divided up into 4 – 6 days.  St Cuthbert joined the monastery at Melrose, he then followed the monastery’s founder St Aidan to Lindisfarne, so this the history that has shaped the pathway of the walk.  You can find maps of the walk at www.stcuthbertsway.net

10. Golf at Eyemouth

This golf course is ranked number one in the Scottish Borders. If offers an 18 hole championship course located on the cliff tops of the Berwickshire coastline.  If offers two challenges, the 6th hole was voted Britain’s No 1 Most Extraordinary Hole and the 13th hole is Scotland’s Longest Hole.

www.eyemouthgolfclub.co.uk

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