Self Catering Holiday Cottage in the Scottish Borders at Nether Whitlaw Farm
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"A great base for seeing the Borders."
Ogden Family, Tyneside
Walking around Nether Whitlaw Farm

History and Archaeology

The Scottish Borders is rich in historical and archaeological sites of interest stretching from Roman times to the Reivers. Numerous museums, abbeys, stately homes and towers illustrate the area’s colourful heritage and offer the visitor an ideal way to discover Borders heritage. Here is just a small selection of places to see:

Stately Homes, Castles and Gardens

Abbotsford House Abbotsford House, Melrose. Distance from cottage: 5 miles

Home of Sir Walter Scott, 19th Century Author and Poet
t. 01896 752043 or visit www.melrose.bordernet.co.uk

Bowhill House Bowhill House, Selkirk. Distance from cottage: 7 miles

18th Century house set in stunning country park surroundings
t. 01750 22204 or visit www.buccleuch.com

Traquair House Traquair House, Innerleithen. Distance from cottage: 17 miles

Once a refuge of Kings, now runs year round family events
t. 01896 830323 or visit www.traquair.co.uk

Melrose Abbey Melrose Abbey, Melrose. Distance from cottage: 6 miles

Founded in 1136, the abbey’s ruins are wonderfully preserved
t. 01896 822562 or visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

Thirlestane Castle Thirlestane Castle, Lauder. Distance from cottage: 17 miles

17th Century castle with famed plasterwork ceilings and fine art
t. 01578 722430 or visit www.thirlestanecastle.co.uk

Trish Millar, Nether Whitlaw, Selkirk, TD7 4QN. t. +44 (0) 1750 21217 e. millars@netherwhitlaw.com