The Borders and the Southwest

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Borders and the Southwest - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura

    A camera obscura is essentially a huge reflecting mirror that projects an extraordinarily clear panoramic view of the surrounding countryside onto an internal wall. The...Read More

  • 2. Halliwell's House Museum

    Tucked off the main square, Halliwell's House Museum was once an ironmonger's shop, which is now re-created downstairs. Upstairs, an exhibit tells the town's story,...Read More

  • 3. Hawick Museum

    Located in a historic house on the town´s attractive Wilton Lodge Park, the Hawick Museum is a comprehensive look at local history, with changing art...Read More

  • 4. John Paul Jones Museum

    The little community of Kirkbean is the backdrop for the bright-green landscape of the Arbigland Estate; in a cottage here, now the John Paul Jones...Read More

  • 5. Mill on the Fleet

    This converted mill is a reminder that this tranquil town was for more than a hundred years the center of the region's cotton industry. You...Read More

  • 6. Museum of Lead Mining

    The Lochnell Mine was abandoned in 1861, after 150 years of operation, and the mine and miners' homes now form part of this museum re-creating...Read More

  • 7. Robert Burns Centre

    Not surprisingly, Dumfries has its own Robert Burns Centre, housed in a sturdy 18th-century former mill overlooking the River Nith. The extensive yet compact exhibition...Read More

  • 8. Stewartry Museum

    Stuffed with all manner of local paraphernalia, the delightfully old-fashioned Stewartry Museum allows you to putter and absorb as much or as little as takes...Read More

  • 9. Trimontium Museum and Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre

    Its Roman occupation may be one of the least known periods of Scottish history, but this exciting museum, focused on the excavation of the site...Read More

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