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Tel code: 01750 | code search
Postcode: TD7 | code search
Population: 100
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Ashkirk is a small rural village in the Borders region of Scotland situated south of Selkirk and north of Hawick, approximately one hour’s drive from Edinburgh. The village dates back to 1116 and has a historic church. Ashkirk is ideally located as a central base for touring the border towns of Scotland as well as the English cities of Carlisle and Newcastle. The tranquil village has a garage, a pub and scenic views of the Border hills; it is popular location for sight-seeing, walking, cycling and nature-watching with a variety of plants, birds and animals. The nearby border towns provide shopping facilities, hotels, holiday accommodation, inns, pubs, restaurants and a variety of places to eat. Attractions in Ashkirk include the 18-hole Woll golf course, the Syntons Mains driving range and the Dryden horse riding centre. Other attractions include the traditional weaver’s factory and mill shop selling fine tweeds and cashmere; the Bowhill House and Country Park; the Whitlaw Mosses National Nature Reserve and the Sir Walter Scot’s Courthouse museum all in Selkirk and the Cragbank Woods National Nature Reserve and the Drumlanrig’s Tower Visitor Centre both in Hawick. There are driving tours operating to visit the sights of Selkirk and Langholm. Langholm has an impressive museum depicting the history of the Clan Armstrong.

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Hartwoodmyres (3.00 miles)


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Amidst the beautiful and unspoilt Ettrick Valley, a place of rolling hills, winding rivers and pine forests, this lovingly restored farmhouse, parts of which date from the ... More

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County Hotel (3.94 miles)

County Hotel

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Pleasant and friendly privately-run hotel in town centre. A characterful building with a long history. The County Hotel, awarded 3 star small hotel grading by Visit Scotland, is situated on the Market ... More

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Philipburn House Hotel (4.25 miles)

Philipburn House Hotel

The Philipburn Country House is a luxury 4 star hotel situated in the beautiful Scottish Border town of Selkirk. Philipburn is of the highest standard with 12 rooms all of which have stunning accommodation and decor, ... More | visit website

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Wiltonburn Farm (4.84 miles)

Wiltonburn Farm

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Set in a wonderful location at the end of a sheltered valley, yet just 2 miles from Hawick, this traditional farmhouse provides a lovely country retreat.
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Mansfield House Hotel (5.07 miles)

Mansfield House Hotel

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The Mansfield House Hotel is situated in approximately 10 acres of grounds on the outskirts of Hawick, the largest Border town. The house was originally the private home of a ... More | visit website
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The Bank Guest House (5.17 miles)

The Bank Guest House
Built in 1857, this one time Royal Bank of Scotland has now been lovingly converted into a commodiously proportioned home. 'The Bank' is a conveniently appointed Grade B listed building with free on site private ... More | visit website
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Waverley Castle Hotel (8.56 miles)

At the heart of the Scottish Borders, nestling between the River Tweed and the green Eildon Hills, is the town of Melrose. It lies in the heart of Sir Walter Scot country and offers the ... More | visit website
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Station Hotel (8.60 miles)

Station Hotel
Station Hotel has en suite rooms in a town-centre location. The restaurant offers home cooking at reasonable prices. Melrose Abbey is close by. The family-run hotel also has a small meeting room, and a public bar/lounge ... More | visit website
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Burts Hotel (8.64 miles)

Burts Hotel

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At Burt’s Hotel, Melrose experience the warmth of hospitality in true Scottish style. The 18th century hotel, situated in the heart of Melrose’s picturesque market square, has been owned and ... More

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George And Abbotsford Hotel (8.64 miles)

George And Abbotsford Hotel
Privately owned and operated the hotel is situated right in the heart of the beautiful central Borders town of Melrose. It is a large Victorian-style building extended from the original 17th century coaching inn and ... More | visit website

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