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Dryburgh  Abbey

Dryburgh Abbey Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

Dryburgh Abbey is on the 4 Abbeys Cycle Route.  It  sits by the River Tweed and is remarkably complete medieval ruins makes it easy to appreciate the attractions of monastic life.

The abbey buildings were destroyed by fire three times and ravaged by war on four occasions but fine examples of ecclesiastic architecture and masonry remain, and its chapter house reveals plaster and paintwork dating back to its inception.

Admission charge – open all year.

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Dryburgh St Boswells TD6 0RQ

Tel: 01835 822 381

Harestanes

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

Exhibitions and countryside walks, craft businesses, gift shop and tea room.  The 4 Abbeys Cycle Route passes by Harestanes.

Admission free.

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Ancrum Jedburgh TD8 6UQ

Tel: 01835 830306

Jedburgh Castle Jail

Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

Get a taste of life behind bars in this 1820s jail – a model prison in its day but now a bit spooky! Discover the history of the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh too. An impressive building with fine views. Featured on the television programme ‘Most Haunted’.

Admission free – open March to October.

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Castlegate Jedburgh TD8 6BD

Tel: 01835 864750

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Philiphaugh Estate and Waterwheel Restaurant Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

The Philiphaugh Estate has much to offer the visitor with walks, walled gardens, plenty of wildlife to enjoy, salmon viewing and the Waterwheel Restaurant.

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Philiphaugh Old Mill Selkirk TD7 5LX

Tel: 01750 722 258

Thirlestane

Thirlestane Castle Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

Set in the Scottish Borders at Lauder, Thirlestane Castle has its origins in the 13th century. It was rebuilt as the Maitland family home in 1590 and greatly enhanced by the Duke of Lauderdale in the 1670s. In 1840, it was extended and refurbished with the addition of two new wings.

The Maitlands are a famous Scottish family who first came to Britain from France with William the Conqueror. As the seat of the Earls and Duke of Lauderdale, the Castle has at times held a central role in the history of Scotland. Now in the care of a Charitable Trust, Thirlestane has been carefully restored to its former splendour.

Open April until September – times vary, please check.  Admission charge.

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Lauder TD2 6UQ

Tel: 01578 722430

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

Melrose Abbey is on the 4 Abbeys Cycle Route. 

Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry. The Abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart, marked with a commemorative carved stone plaque within the grounds. Visitors can also visit a small museum housing a display of artefacts found within the abbey.

Admission charged – open all year.

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Abbey Street Melrose TD6 9LG

Tel: 01896 822 562

Smailholm Tower

Smailholm Tower Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

Smailholm Tower is one of the most evocative sights in the Border country. Its stark form is a dominant feature in the rolling landscape of the Tweed valley. Smailholm’s story takes us from the 15th century to just beyond the Union between Scotland and England in 1707.

Admission charged – open all year

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Sandyknowe Farm Kelso TD5 7PH

Jim Clark Room Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

A must for all fans of Formula One racing!

Opened by Jackie Stewart and dedicated to Berwickshire man, Jim Clark (1936 – 1968), the museum provides a comprehensive account of Clark’s motor racing career from district club competition to World Championship Formula One. Displays include trophies, awards, photographs, model cars and racing memorabilia.

Admission free – open April to October.

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44 Newtown Street Duns TD11 3AU

Tel: 01361 883960

Coldstream Museum Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

In addition to a varied programme of exhibitions and workshops, the Museum houses permanent displays exploring the history of the parish, burgh and its people from priory to provost, trade to twinning, the Found and the Fallen. Our Guards Gallery ‘Second to None’ tells the story of The Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards at home and away, from 17th century to the present day.

Other features include an indoor children’s play area, shop and a courtyard with picnic table.

Admission free – open April t0 October.

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12 Market Street Coldstream TD12 4BD

Tel: 01890 882630

Hawick Museum

Hawick Museum Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

Discover passionate collectors, racing legends, famous painters and local history in a historic house within a beautiful Victorian park.  There is always something new to see with a lively programme of changing art and museum exhibitions throughout the year.

Admission free – open all year

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Wilton Lodge Park Hawick TD9 7JL

Tel: 01450 373457

Jedburgh Abbey

Jedburgh Abbey Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

Jedburgh Abbey is on the 4 Abbeys Cycle Route.  Founded in 1138, it was a frequent target for invading border armies.

Today, there is a cloister and herb garden to explore, and a visitor centre containing 8th century carvings and artefacts excavated from the abbey grounds.

Admission charge – open all year.

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4/5 Abbey Bridgend Jedburgh TD8 6JQ

Tel: 01835 863 925

St Ronan’s Wells Visitor Centre Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

St. Ronan’s Wells is an attractive pavilion situated on the hillside overlooking the Leithen valley. Originally constructed by the Earl of Traquair in the 1820s to provide a comfortable retreat for visitors to the spa, it was largely rebuilt and extended in 1896 to accommodate indoor bathing facilities and a bottling plant. The spa was frequented by Sir Walter Scott as a boy and to this day hundreds of visitors come each year to sample the spring water which is still “on tap” at St. Ronan’s Wells. A browse round the interpretative centre will reveal its long and interesting history in some detail.

Admission free – open April to October.

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Wells Brae Innerleithen EH44 6JE

Tel: 01899 833583

Bowhill

Bowhill House & Country Estate Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

For more than seven centuries the Scotts of Buccleuch have been part of Scottish Borders history and their principal house, Bowhill is today home to the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry.  Bowhill sits at the heart of an energetic country estate amidst the magical scenery of the Yarrow and Ettrick valleys.  Mountain biking, walks and wildlife are all on offer alongside a gift shop and tea room.

Admission charged. House open July-August, the Estate has various opening times from April-August, please check.

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Bowhill Selkirk TD75ET

Tel: 01750 22204

Robert Smail's Printing Works

Robert Smail’s Workshop Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

A unique example of our industrial heritage in the form of a fully operational Victorian Letterpress Printing Works in the Borders town of Innerleithen.

Admission charged – open April to October.

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7-9 High Street Innerleithen EH44 6HA

Tel: 0844 4932259

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

This 16th Century Tower House, set in a pear-tree garden in the heart of Jedburgh, explores the life of Scotland’s tragic queen (who stayed here in 1566) through paintings, textiles and objects associated with her.

Admission free – open March to November.

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Queen Street Jedburgh TD8 6EN

Tel: 01835 863331

Dancing Light Gallery Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

Dancing Light Gallery is an exciting rural art gallery with changing exhibitions throughout the year where you can find landscape, wildlife and figurative paintings as well as handmade orginal prints and photographs.  They also exhibit sculpture, wood, glass and ceramics.  Textile works are also available with scarves and handbags made from Scottish wool and fabrics.  They are based at Whitmuir The Organic Place where there is a restaurant.

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Whitmuir, Lamancha West Linton EH46 7BB

Tel: 01968 660200

Priorwood

Priorwood Garden & Dried Flower Shop Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

Enjoy Priorwood Garden’s glorious herbaceous borders, which produce flowers that are dried, or simply relax in the sheltered gardens or lovely old orchard.

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Melrose TD6 9PX

Tel: 0844 4932257

Dawyck

Dawyck Botanic Garden Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

Renowned for its seasonal displays, an abundance of exotic and native plants provides a breathtaking backdrop of colour throughout the year.  Enjoy the award-winning visitor centre.

Admission charge – open February to November.

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Stobo Coldstream EH45 9JU

Tel: 01721 760 254

Old Gala House Museum & Art Gallery Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

An impressive building with a history spanning five centuries. Discover the story of Old Gala House, its inhabitants and the early development of Galashiels.
Facilities include exhibitions, family history research, children’s events, tea room, audio guide, gifts & souvenirs, gardens and free car parking.

Admission free – open all year.

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Scott Street Galashiels TD1 3JS

Tel: 01896 752611

Tweeddale Museum & Gallery Cyclists Welcome Scheme Member

The Chambers Institution was established by William Chambers, one of the founders of the famous publishing house in 1859. The museum and gallery present a lively programme of exhibitions in this historic building throughout the year.

The Chambers’ Room houses the extraordinary friezes commissioned by William Chambers and also a permanent exhibition on the history of Peebles and the surrounding area.

Admission free – open all year

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Chamber's Institution, High Street Peebles EH45 8AP

Tel: 01721 724820

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