Attractive Borders town set at the foot of the iconic Eildon Hills. Home of the Rugby 7s and host to the annual book festival. Wander down the bustling lively high-street, soak up the atmosphere, and browse for locally produced, high-quality gifts, knitwear, food, and drink.
One mile from Scott’s View, see this magnificent 20-foot-high sandstone statue of William Wallace dating from 1814.
Visit the majestic seat of the Duke of Lauderdale. Thirlestane’s history is deeply interwoven with Scotland’s. Take a guided tour and peek into real life in a Scottish castle. Some of the best examples in the world of splendid 17th Century Dunsterfield plaster ceilings are not to be missed.
The Great Tapestry of Scotland Visitors Centre
The Great Tapestry of Scotland is one of the world’s largest community arts projects. Check out this 5-star visitor attraction in Galashiels where it is on show.