There is no lack of things to do in the area, whether you’re looking for peaceful walks around a Loch, historical relics standing proud in a beautiful surrounding, or whether you just want to go and have the most fun possible with or without kids, there is something for everyone. We’ve listed some of our favourites below.
St Mary’s Loch is situated 28 miles away from our park in the Scottish Borders on the A708 road between Selkirk and Moffat.
You can enjoy a relaxing walk and explore the beautiful Yarrow Valley around the Border’s largest natural loch. The loch is right at the historic hunting ground Ettrick Forest, a place where William Wallace would rally his allies to come together to raid the nearby English settlements. It is also a perfect setting for visitors to take part in activities such as cycling, walking, sailing, watersports and fishing.
Visit Jedburgh Abbey, a ruined Augustinian abbey which was founded in the 12th century, is situated in the town of Jedburgh, just 8 miles from our park and 10 miles north of the border with England at Carter Bar. Jedburgh is the largest town on the A68 between Newcastle upon Tyne and the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
It’s one of the famous 7stanes mountain biking centres, with award-winning trails that attract riders from all over the UK and beyond. Walking at Glentress is great too, with airy views across the famous River Tweed and a chance to tread in the footsteps of Bronze Age and Iron Age people.
Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry.
Probably the most famous ruin in Scotland, the abbey was founded by David I in 1136 for the Cistercian Order, and it was largely destroyed by Richard II’s English army in 1385. The surviving remains of the church are of the early 15th century, and are of an elegance unsurpassed in Scotland. Objects found during excavation are displayed in the Commendator’s House.
Born in the Borders is an extraordinary new visitor centre located next to the Scottish Borders Brewery.
Set on the banks of the River Teviot, it brings together the best of everything that is grown, made, spun, produced, cooked and created in the area.
With a food and drink shop, a goods and gifts shop, a stunning cafe and restaurant, riverside walks, picnic spots and brewery tours, there’s no better way to discover the incredible wealth of products and goods our amazing region has to offer.
Bridging the national border between Scotland and England, this inspiring 100km (62.5 miles) cross-border route links Melrose in the Scottish Borders, where St. Cuthbert started his religious life in 650AD, with Holy Island off the Northumberland Coast, his eventual resting place and his original pilgrimage shrine. Although inspired by St. Cuthbert, this is far more than a pilgrimage route.
Jedburgh Jail looks like a grand castle, but inside it’s a different story! The museum is a 4 star visitor attraction and gives visitors a taste of what life was like in a 1820s prison. You can walk through the original cell blocks, see some of inmates and their conditions and follow their stories. Find out why some people thought it was the most comfortable jail in Scotland. The building has also gained a reputation for ghostly sightings! – 15 Minutes drive from Riverside.
The Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary. Located at the 80 acre estate – The Holmes, St.Boswells just 20 minutes from our park, near Melrose, in The Scottish Borders – the animals fortunate in having been re-homed here, are accommodated in small groups in well-fenced and watered paddocks of permanent pasture, each with a field shelter.
COVID-19 (Corona virus)
22nd March 2020
COVID-19 Statement – 22nd March 2020
As everyone is all too aware, the ongoing public health situation has been rapidly escalating over recent days.
Unfortunately, our company has had to make the incredibly difficult decision to close our holiday parks to self catering bookings due to stay with us in any form of hire accommodation, touring caravans or camping arriving between Monday 23rd March until 30th April 2020.
If you currently have a booking and are due to stay with us through Hoseasons, contact will be made with you shortly to explain your options. Should you have a booking direct with us, we will be in contact over the coming days.
Our parks still remain open to holiday home owners and seasonal pitches. Please be advised that all facilities including the bar, restaurant and the majority of the amenity building will remain closed. While the park remains open to holiday home owners, we ask that everyone follows government advise relating to the avoidance of unnecessary travel. This contributes towards the safety and well-being of our staff.
The safety of our team, owners, holiday makers and visitors is our number one priority and this decision has not came easily. The situation will be reviewed and updated for dates after 30th April 2020.
We look forward to welcoming everyone back in the hopefully not too distant future, until then – Stay Safe.