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Whiteadder Reservoir

Visitors to the Scottish Borders will probably be aware of some of the activities on offer in the region, but here are some places of interest you may want to visit.

Whiteadder Reservoir

This great water sports centre is set in the Lammermuir Hills, between Duns and Gifford. This is one of the best places to come and learn to sail, with its great wind conditions and safe surroundings. Both beginners and experienced sailors, will find the modern and well equipped centre a joy to visit. Whether it’s a formal course or some handy pointers, the qualified RYA instructors are always on hand.

Walled Garden, Wilton Lodge Park

Nature lovers will find the walled garden at Wilton Lodge Park a great day out. The gardens have plenty of flowers, hanging baskets and even a glasshouse for some of the more weather weary plants. Children will find the aviary and pond within the glasshouse fascinating. Make sure you stop to see the chipmunks in their enclosure.

The walled garden is part of Wilton Lodge Park which offers plenty of activities such as tennis, bowling and also has a museum with local displays. Walkers will love coming to the park as there are some beautiful tree lined walks and a waterfall to see.

Sir Walter Scott’s Courtroom

This Sheriffs court was built in 1803 and is where Sir Walter Scott Judged the wrong doers of Selkirkshire. Also famous for being an author, you can now visit the site of the courthouse to see displays and examples of his work.

Next time you are staying in a Scottish Borders Holiday Cottage you can explore some of the destinations featured, but there are also plenty of other things to see and do in the area.

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