Easy walking distance

  • St Mary’s Graveyard
  • Dryhope Tower
  • Cockburn’s Grave & Dun Lynn

A drive away

  • Borders Abbeys
  • Thirlestane Castle — thirlestanecastle.co.uk
  • Historic Scotland — historicenvironment.scot — There are numerous historical buildings and areas to explore and the website is a good place to start. It is the new title for Historic Scotland. Some of the places mentioned are the Castles at Craigmillar, Crichton & Hermitage and the Tower at Smailholm. Then there are the Borders Abbeys at Dryburgh, Jedburgh & Melrose. There are also the ruins of the abbey at Kelso and traces of Tironsian Abbey, Selkirk.