Hoscote is well-positioned for exploring the wider Borders area. Discover a land with a turbulent and rich history, punctuated by imposing castles including Floors, the majestic home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburgh.

Explore the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose, Jedburgh & Dryburgh and stately mansions including Abbotsford, the romantic home of Sir Walter Scott.  And, in complete contrast, the fortified Smailholm Tower and the isolated, awesome and austere Hermitage Castle.

The magnificent city of Edinburgh is an easy day trip – about an hour and a half's pretty drive from Hoscote.

Melrose Abbey

Hermitage Castle

Dryburgh Abbey

Smailholm Tower