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Places to go in Hawick, Scottish Borders

Minto Parish Church

Description: Minto is a planned village designed and laid out by William Playfair for the 2nd Earl of Minto. The Church, built as part of the plan, was completed in 1831 and replaced a much earlier mediaeval building close by which was recorded as far back as 1275. Ownership: Church of Scotland Situation – OS ref: NT 566201 How to get there: By car: Off the A698 Kelso to Hawick road...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Eastcote House Archery Centre

Description: Archery centre offering indoor and outdoor facilities, courses and training at all levels and Come and Try. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: Description: Archery centre offering indoor and outdoor facilities, courses and training at all levels and Come and Try. Ownership: Private How to get there: By car: On the A698 between Denholm and Hawick By public t...
Type: Leisure-Activities

Craik Forest Woodland Walks

Description: There are a number of woodland walks and footpaths around Craik which give access to historic sites. These include prehistoric settlements, a Roman road and medieval farmsteads. Craik also has places of scenic beauty, wetland areas, ancient woodland and meadow sites with the associated wildlife. Ownership: Forestry Commission Situation – OS ref: NT 347083 How to get there...
Type: Walking

Border Textile Tower House

Description: 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. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 503145 H...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Hawick Cashmere Visitor Centre

Description: Visitor Centre offering a viewing gallery to watch the frames at work. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: 506151 How to get there: By car: In town of Hawick – Trinity Mills, Duke Street. Behind Safeway Supermarket. By public transport: Regular bus services from all the Border towns, Edinburgh and Carlisle. Seasonal opening details (2013): All year Opening H...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Hawick, Scottish Borders

Hawick Motte

Description: Standing in Motte Park are the remains of this “motte and bailey” castle which was the stronghold of the Lovell family. All that now remains are the remnants of the main earthen mound on which stood the defended buildings. There are no signs now of the bailey or ditch which was the outside defensive work beyond the “wall” which surrounded the main mound. In 1912, an exploratory ...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Hawick Museum

Description: Museum displaying the manufacturing and domestic life of the area. Local history is well covered. Discover passionate collectors, racing legends, famous painters and local history in a historic house within a beautiful Victorian park. A lively programme of changing art and museum exhibitions throughout the year means there is always something new to see. The Jimmie Guthrie and S...
Type: Museums

Places to go in Hawick, Scottish Borders

Heritage Hub - Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

Heritage Hub Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre Description: A state of the art facility, home to the region's archive and family history service. We acquire, preserve and make publicly available the documentary heritage of the Scottish Borders. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 502145 How to get there: By car: At the opposite end o...
Type: Family-History-Research

Hornshole Battle Site

Description: The site of the skirmish in 1514 when, according to local tradition, a group of English marauders were put to flight by a group of young men from Hawick. The Hawick Cornet, who leads the annual Riding of the Marches, proudly carries a replica of the flag which was captured on that occasion. Ownership: On private land. Situation – OS ref: NT 533167 How to get there: By c...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Hawick, Scottish Borders

Johnnie Armstrong Gallery

Description: Display of arms, armour and artifacts from the times of the Border Reivers. Gold & silver jewellery designed and made on the premises. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 405055 How to get there: By car: At Teviothead, on the A7 Hawick to Carlisle road. By public transport: Regular bus service from Hawick to Canonbie, Langholm and Carlisle. Seasonal openi...
Type: Crafts

Johnnie Armstrong's Grave, Teviothead

Description: Johnnie Armstrong of Gilnockie was an infamous reiver who was a thorn in the side of the Scottish King James V. No matter what the King did, Armstrong went his own way and did his own thing, giving fealty to none. In 1530, the King decided that the time had come to end this challenge to his authority, so having gathered an army of 10,000, he set off for the Borderlands. Armstrong,...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Hawick, Scottish Borders

Leyden Monument, Denholm

Description: Standing on Denholm Green is the monument to Dr John Leyden, scholar and poet, who was born in Denholm in 1775. He was a very highly talented scholar who assisted Sir Walter Scott with his collection of the material for his "Minstrelsy of the Scottish Borders". Later, Leyden went overseas and, with Sir Stamford Raffles and Lord Minto was instrumental in the founding of Sin...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Scottish Borders Art Glass

Description: Demonstrations of the ancient skills of glassmaking. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT505165 How to get there: By car: In Galalaw Industrial Estate on the northern outskirts of Hawick. Easiest access - from the roundabout on the A7 past the Police Headquarters. By public transport: Public transport on A7 Hawick to Selkirk and Galashiels. Seasonal openin...
Type: Crafts

Places to go in Hawick, Scottish Borders

Tower Mill

Heart of Hawick Tower Mill Description: Discover a whole new world of family entertainment inside the Tower Mill - a former weaving mill which has been completely renovated to provide: a cinema/theatre, café bar, exhibition space, visitor welcome centre, ICT suite and creative workspaces. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref:NT 502145 How to get there: By car...
Type: Leisure-Activities

Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick

Description: Award winning park on banks of River Teviot in Hawick with tree-lined walks, river, waterfall, glass houses, and, in season, recreational facilities for bowling, tennis, putting, crazy golf. Café. Ownership: Scottish Borders Council Situation – OS ref: NT 494146 How to get there: By car: Within Hawick. In Wilton Lodge Park , Hawick. Car parking on hand. By public tr...
Type: Gardens

Peter Scott & Co Ltd

Description: Famous knitwear manufacturer, providing regular factory tours with an on-site factory store, selling the highest quality knitwear at reasonable prices. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 502147 How to get there: By car: In town of Hawick. – Buccleuch Street. By public transport: Regular bus services from all Border towns and Edinburgh and Carlisle. Seas...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Scottish Borders Hawick