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Border Textile Tower House

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Visitor-Attractions in Scotland

Built as a Peel Tower House and home of the Douglas family, and later the home of Anne, Duchess of Monmouth, and still later the Tower Hotel, the premises now house the Border Textile Tower House.

The Borders Textile Towerhouse now showcases the past, present and future of the Borders textile industry.

Scottish Borders Council

Situation – OS ref: NT 503145

How to get there:
By car:
Within the town of Hawick, at the west end of Hawick High Street. Local signposting.
By public transport:
Hawick is well served by public transport from other Border towns.

The Borders Textile Tower House is open all year, except between Christmas and New Year (25th December to 2nd January)
Summer Season (April to October):
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4.30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 3pm
Winter Season (November to March):
Monday, Wednesday - Saturday: 10am - 4.00pm
Tuesday, Sunday: Closed

Meeting rooms available to let.


Tel: 01450 377615

Attached attractions:
Hawick Tourist Information Centre
Gift shop.
Steve Hislop Commemorative Exhibition

Additional info:
VisitScotland 4 star Museum
Audio Tours available
Disabled access to all floors.

The Tom Scott Room displays paintings by the noted Scottish
watercolourist (1854-1927) with touchscreen access to the
Museum’s collection of his work. The Secret Tower Room explores
the building’s often-turbulent history from its construction at the
time of the Border Reivers.
Our shop stocks a colourful range of textiles, crafts, gifts and

Collectively Independent
Ground Floor
An eye-catching display of framed textiles by the final year students
on the Textile Design course at Heriot Watt University. Each piece
is original, and displays a variety of techniques, such as printing,
knitting, weaving, collage and embroidery. All works are for sale.

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Border Textile Tower House, Scotland