Things to do around the Scottish Borders

William De Percy is close to many locations; if you fancy the hustle and bustle of the city life, then head down to Newcastle Upon Tyne. Or if you fancying going to the coast, we are only a short drive away from the Northumberland coastline. Or why not be more adventurous and head to another country! We are on the Scottish borders, so take a trip to either Jedburgh, Hawick or Newcastleton which are only a 30-minute ride away!

So we thought we would create a list of our favourite things to do in and around the Scottish borders, to help narrow the selection for you.



Jedburgh castle jail and museum

Take a step back into history with this great museum. A trip out for the whole family! Children can dress up and enjoy activities in and around the old cells too.

The building dates back to the 1820’s when it was previously a prison. You can still look and walk around in the old cell blocks to try and see what it would have been like back then. These cell blocks are the finest remaining Howard reform prisons in Scotland, so it’s not to be missed!


Textile towerhouse

Are you into your fashion? Then take a trip to the textile towerhouse in Hawick. This is a great way to learn and discover the history behind knitwear and tweed, and how it has got so popular in today’s society.

However, it is not just about knitwear and tweed, you can also view paintings and get interacted with artwork like you have never before. Take a trip there to see what we mean.



Rock UK Whithaugh

If you are looking for a little more adventure, then head down to Rock UK Whitihaugh. It’s great for all the family to get involved in. You can get involved with activities like climbing, archery, zip wiring, watersports and plenty more. A great way to get the whole family involved with activities. You could do an orienteering trail, getting the whole family to work as a team, and a rewarding activity once completed.

If you would like to know any more places of interests / activities in and around the Scottish borders near the William De Percy Bed and Breakfast, just ask and we will be happy to assist you on our top picks!

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