Things to do in South East Scotland


Visiting South East Scotland offers a blend of historic charm and natural beauty. Begin your journey in Edinburgh, where the iconic Edinburgh Castle stands proudly atop the Royal Mile. Delve into the city's rich history at the National Museum of Scotland and explore the vibrant streets of the Old Town.

Just outside the city, discover the majestic Rosslyn Chapel, famed for its intricate carvings. Journey south to the Scottish Borders, where Abbotsford House, former home of Sir Walter Scott, awaits. Nature lovers can explore the stunning landscapes of the Pentland Hills and hike along the scenic coastline of East Lothian.

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Coldstream Museum
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Free

Coldstream Museum

Visit Coldstream Museum to learn about the history and culture of the area.

Floors Castle
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Adults from £8

Floors Castle

The Gem of the Scottish Borders.

Gosford House Tours
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Adults £10

Gosford House Tours

Our guided tours illuminate the history of the place, the architecture and the family who live here.

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Free

John Muirs Birthplace

Explore the life and legacy of this remarkable man in the house where he was born now a unique museum and the starting point of the John Muir Way.

Marchmont House
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From £19.33

Marchmont House

One of Scotland's grandest mansions.

Paxton House
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Adults from £5

Paxton House

Explore Paxton House, with one of the best house tours in the UK, extensive grounds, play park, tearoom, gift shop, boat trips and much more...

Borders Textile Towerhouse
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Free

Borders Textile Towerhouse

Discover the story of the regions knitwear and tweed industries and how the Borders manufacturers attained the height of luxury and fashion.

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From £12.50

Thirlestane Castle

A majestic castle from the 16th century located on the Scottish Borders' stunning Lauderdale Estate.

Jedburgh Abbey
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Adults £3.50

Jedburgh Abbey

Explore one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s. Built over more than 70 years.

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Adults £10

Arniston House

Arniston Estate is a 6,000 acre, working estate that is a wonderful example of thriving rural businesses and country lifestyle.

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Adults from £6

Bowhill House & Grounds

Escape to a hidden haven in the heart of the Scottish Borders, where winding glens and enchanting forests lead to an inspirational country home.

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Adults £6

Kailzie Gardens

Explore a famous Scottish botanic garden with 20 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and woodlands near Peebles.