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12 miles (19 kilometers) to the north of Scottish Borders, is Lauder, an excellent place to add to your itinerary. If you are coming from the Edinburgh Airport in Scottish Borders, Lauder is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southeast.

Many of Scottish Borders’s most interesting sights are near to Lauder, making it a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Abbotsford and Melrose Abbey are amongst the many popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. If you have time, don’t miss Mellerstain House and Smailholm Tower.

To better understand Scottish Borders, visit one of its museums and theaters. Spend part of the day admiring the exhibits at the Scottish Mining Museum in Edinburgh, the Halliwell's House Museum in Selkirk and the Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom.

When it’s time escape the city, head to one of the many nearby green spaces. Unwind and relax, chat with the fishermen and catch some sunshine at nearby Longniddry Bents in Edinburgh. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, throw a frisbee, or just soak up the sunshine at the Gore Glen Woodland Park in Gorebridge and Haylodge Park in Peebles. Put on your hiking shoes and discover the well-used natural reserves for which this area is so renowned, like the Vogrie Country Park in Dalkeith and the Dalkeith Country Park.

If you are spending a while in and around Lauder, be sure to visit Manderston House in Duns, Floors Castle in Kelso and Traquair House in Galashiels. The St Mary's Church in Haddington offer visitors to Scottish Borders the opportunity to better understand the role religion has played in the area. The Scottish Borders area features some fascinating relics from yesteryear; start your historic tour at Hawthornden Castle in Roslin.

Get familiar with the local fashion and treat yourself to a new outfit at popular nearby shopping hotspots such as Market Square in Selkirk.

Lauder has a long and proud sporting history. Visit Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, home to the Edinburgh City F.C. soccer team in winter and the Leith Athletic F.C.. Relive the match’s highlights over a few drinks with local sports fanatics after the game in one of the nearby pubs, clubs or bars.

To make sure you get the most out of this fascinating part of the world, consider staying at one of the area’s many accommodation options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel, the Dalhousie Castle Hotel & Spa, Bonnyrigg, and the Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, Peebles.


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