Days Out With a Dog

4th May 2022

If you’re holidaying with your four-legged friend(s) you’ll find no shortage of beautiful walks to enjoy together. But sometimes a dog walk need only be a potter rather than a full-on hike! For the days when your pooch needs only a mooch, here’s a selection of dog-friendly attractions (where dogs are welcome on a lead in the grounds) within a short drive of Kelso. Many have on-site cafes or tea rooms where you can refuel, or alternatively just ask us…

Falling in Love with The Scottish Borders: Romantic Getaways to Warm your Heart

27th January 2022

From rolling hills and open moorland to rugged coastlines and star-studded skies, Scotland’s Border country has long been capturing the hearts of those who visit.  Add to this some of the world’s best salmon fishing, golf courses, hiking and cycle trails and it’s clear to see why so many succumb to the charms of the Scottish Borders. Kelso, Scotland’s ‘most beautiful’ town is no exception. With picturesque landscapes that belie a colourful past, pretty cobbled streets with traditional markets and…

5 Valentine’s Gift Ideas from Scotland’s Most Beautiful Town

3rd February 2021

Valentine’s Day feels a little different for all of us this year, so we’ve compiled some of our favourite gift ideas for that romantic gift – we would be (really) happy to receive. There are so many ways to celebrate love in the Scottish Borders and you don’t need to break the bank if you decide to treat yourselves to a romantic weekend getaway. You are sure to find something your favourite person will just love. A romantic getaway to…

Wheel Adventures

10th September 2020

Think of the Scottish Borders and think bikers’ country. Miles and miles of tracks and trails, fabulous forests, lochs and heather-clad hills make the Borders a kind of bikers’ mecca. With an abundance of dedicated way-marked cycle routes stretching from Biggar to Berwick-upon-Tweed there’s plenty to draw two-wheel enthusiasts to the Borders. And then there are the pretty market towns, the magnificent wildlife and the warm Scottish welcome (if not the warm Scottish weather). Oh, and did we mention the…

Books on the Borders

15th May 2020

Take me to the Borders (by book) There’s no substitute for experiencing in the flesh the area that inspired the works of literary greats like Sir Walter Scott and John Buchan, but we’ve done our best to bring you a flavour of the Scottish Borders in book form. Dive in, explore the landscapes and the culture and find inspiration for your next trip to the Borders.     Whisky Galore, by Compton Mackenzie One of Scotland’s all-time favourites set during the Second…

Gourmet Cooking to Lift Lockdown Leftovers

14th April 2020

HOME Cooking, Ednam-style There’s nothing like being catapulted into lock-down mode to give you a fresh perspective on what you consider to be life’s essentials. During these strange and uncertain times, safeguarding health and happiness has never been a higher priority. For us, food has always ranked highly – giving happiness and comfort. Whether you’ve found the time to unleash your inner master chef, or you’re just keeping up with the demands of a hungry family who need feeding 24-7,…

The Secret Garden

27th January 2020

One of the first couples to make use of the newly developed ‘Secret Garden’ at Ednam House Hotel were Molly and Jamie Robinson. The couple who are local, with Jamie being raised in Jedburgh, tied the knot literally in a traditional handfasting ceremony, which took place one sunny afternoon last September. Photo credit: McKenzie Photography Molly shared, “The Secret Garden area was simply lovely, and gave us a lovely quiet corner of the stunning grounds at Ednam House in which…

Trail Blazers

12th March 2018

Ask a group of people to name 10 things associated with Scotland and you could probably put money on tartan being somewhere on the list.  Scotland’s celebrated textile industry is world famous. Today traditionally-produced Scottish tartan, tweed, cashmere and woollens are highly sought after, featuring in the collections at Hermes, Gucci, YSL and Louis Vuitton to name a few – as well as inspiring a new generation of home-spun talent. Having survived the technological revolutions of the past decades, the…