Category: The South

Aikwood Tower, Selkirk

| January 12, 2015 | Reply
Aikwood Tower, Selkirk

We spent the 90-minute drive to Aikwood Tower, just outside the Borders town of Selkirk, telling the children that we were staying in our own castle. conjuring up stories of knights, princes and princesses. We may have been exaggerating, but this 16th century tower surpassed my high expectations right from the start. Luxurious and Unique […]

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Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles, Scottish Borders

| February 3, 2014 | Reply
Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles, Scottish Borders

Tucked into a fold of rolling hills in the Scottish Borders between the market towns of Peebles and Galashiels, the four star Cardrona Hotel is a great family-friendly base for exploring this picturesque region. The surrounding area replete with attractive towns and stunning countryside offers plenty to do. Brilliantly one of Europe’s leading mountain bike […]

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Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

| November 12, 2012 | Reply
Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway

Knockinaam Lodge is tucked in its own wee hollow right down by the shores of the Irish Sea on the Rhins of Galloway in Dumfries and Galloway. Portpatrick is the closest town just to the north while the Mull of Galloway and Scotland’s southernmost point lies a scenic drive in the other direction. Knockinaam Lodge Enjoys […]

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Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, Melrose, Scottish Borders

| October 21, 2012 | Reply
Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, Melrose, Scottish Borders

Tucked in the Borders hills just outside Melrose, Dryburgh Abbey Hotel is within easy reach of Central Scotland and Edinburgh Airport. The hotel reclines on the edge of the legendary River Tweed and enjoys a privileged position overlooking the romantic ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, one of the most striking of the Borders abbeys. A Privileged […]

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Burts Hotel, Melrose, Scottish Borders

| October 18, 2012 | Reply
Burts Hotel, Melrose, Scottish Borders

Burts Hotel could not be any more centrally located in the Borders market town of Melrose. It dominates the Market Square, its whitewashed façade reflecting the sun across the historic hub of town. The hulk of the Eildon Hills haunt to the south, while the River Tweed frames the town to the north. Family and […]

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The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course

| August 20, 2012 | Reply
The Roxburghe Hotel & Golf Course

Scotland overflows with grand country house hotels, but sometimes they don’t quite live up to the hype or the rarefied image of them guests have before arriving. The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course does not have that problem. This palatial retreat reclines in acres of gorgeous Borders scenery and is awash with four poster beds, […]

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