Things To Do
are well situated to visit many major towns such as Edinburgh,Newcastle
and Carlisle, these are just over an hour and 20 minutes away. The east
coast is about an hour and a half away. The two nearest towns are
Hawick and Jedburgh, which are both approximately 8 miles from
Bonchester Bridge. The towns of Melrose, Kelso and Peebles are just a
short drive away and are a joy to explore at leisure. There are many
activities available locally in the scottish Borders and further afield
in Northumberland and Cumbria. The Borders also offer some superb
walking and cycling, be it on the coast, over the breathtaking
hillsides or amongst the enchanting Border forests.
are plenty of walks direct from your cottage door. Wauchope forest
covers a very large area and some of the walks and cycle tracks
The historic town of Jedburgh is a small, quiet town, located about 8
miles from the cottages. Set amidst the stunning countryside of the
Scottish Borders, Jedburgh
has much to offer visitors
There are charming shops, pubs and
award-winning family run restaurants to enjoy nearby, as well as
historic attractions such as the fascinating Mary Queen of Scots
Visitor Centre and the imposing abbey, which towers over the town and
dates back to 1138.
Hawick is the largest of the Border towns and internationally famous
for fine quality knitwear. It has been a winner of the national floral
awards on several occasions. Hawick has a long and colourful history
which can be traced back to the
12th century. Today Hawick is part of the TextileTrail and a major
centre for industry in the Scottish Borders.
Attractions include the Borders Textile Towerhouse , Wilton Lodge Park,
on the wooded banks
of the River Teviot, Hawick Museum, Scott Gallery and the Cashmere
There are over 20 golf
courses in the Scottish borders, 14 of these are
within a 20 mile radius of Wauchope Cottages. Hawick, Jedburgh and
Minto Golf courses are all within 10 miles of the cottages
the oldest golf club in the Borders, has
been in existence since 1877. Located on the picturesque Vertish Hill
the outskirts of Hawick
was founded in 1893, and was built on
land belonging to Lothian Estates. The original layout was designed by
Willie Park of Musselburgh and consisted of 9 holes. Extended from 9 to
18 holes in 2006, the course has matured nicely and offers an abundance
of natural beauty - a good challenge to every golfer
was established in 1928. Set in parklands on
slopes of Minto Hill, it faces south over the Teviot valley a mile and
a half north of the attractive 17th century village of Denholm and
almost half way between the towns of Hawick and Jedburgh.
Ian Stark Equestrian Centre.
Located in Ashkirk, just a short drive from Hawick on the A7, the
centre is the premier venue for all things equestrian in the south of
It offers riding lessons and expansive hacking and trekking.
The centre is BHS approved and all instructors are first aid trained
and have full disclosures. There is also the opportunity to have
lessons with Ian Stark.