Local Attractions


Hermitage Castle - an awesome, eerie ruin, set in a lonely spot, Hermitage Castle has a history filled with intrigue, murders, trysts, torture and treason. This vast fortress saw many years of turbulence with the Border Reivers and was where Mary Queen of Scots snatched two hours rendezvous with her lover Bothwell.

Liddesdale Heritage Centre - gives you the full history of Liddesdale from rivers to the railway and weaving to farming and forestry. In the former Townfoot Kirk in Newcastleton, The Liddesdale Heritage Centre is a museum, that houses attractive displays portraying the history and culture of Liddesdale and its people. The Waverley Route, the churches, village shops and local trades, including farming, clogging, shoe making, weaving and joinery are all well represented.

 Rock UK - Whithaugh Park - an adventure centre offering a variety of outdoor activities including kayaking, archery, climbing, orienteering and fencing. As well as offering an indoor swimming pool and bike hire. Rock UK Whithaugh Park Adventure Centre is nestled away in the beautiful landscape of Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders. 

Holm Hill Golf Course - this challenging 9-hole golf course provides magnificent views over Newcastleton and the Liddesdale hills. Holm Hill Golf Course is somewhat famous for the size of its greens, which are fairly small. Putting, therefore, can be tricky at times and you have to have your short irons firing on all cylinders if you are to provide yourself with plenty of birdie opportunities.

7stanes Mountain Biking Facility - offers trails for all abilities with a Skills Area to help you decide which level is right for you. There is plenty of fun to be had here on routes shorter than at most of the other 7stanes.

Kielder Water and Forest Park - is a breathtaking area of natural beauty and the home to the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe covering 250 square miles and England's largest forest. Attractions at Kielder Water and Forest Park include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, minature golf course, children's play area, red sqirrel hide, wildlife garden and the Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre. You can also board the Osprey Ferry to see Kielder Water in comfort, pleasure boats are also available to hire (seasonal).

Gateway Outlet Village Big brands at fantastic outlet prices, Gretna Gateway Outlet Village has over 50 stores including Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Gap and M&S. It is open 7 days a week.

Borders Journeys - specialises in providing exclusive private and small group guided tours of the Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway and Northumberland. Borders Journeys tailor-made ancestral tours will take you on a journey of discovery where you will walk in the footsteps of your ancestors.





Events

 Newcastleton Music Festival Saturday 3rd July

Holm Show
          Saturday 29th August