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Frequent winner of national floral awards, Hawick is the largest of the Border towns and internationally famous for fine quality knitwear and in particular cashmere.

Hawick has a long and colourful history which can be traced back to the 12th century, when King David I granted land to a Norman family, the Lovels. Today Hawick is part of the Cashmere Trail and the major centre for the industry in the Scottish Borders. The town therefore has many shops with a large selection of knitwear and cashmere.

Attractions include the Borders Textile Towerhouse in which the heritage of Scotland's premier textile manufacturing region is presented within a restored 16th-century tower house. Wilton Lodge Park, on the wooded banks of the River Teviot, has 107 acres of riverside and tree-lined walks, and a walled garden. The Hawick Museum and Scott Gallery detail the town's history and provide a venue for visiting exhibitions.

'The Horse' at the end of the High Street commemorates the victory of local youths over English invaders at nearby Hornshole in 1514. During the skirmish, the Abbot's banner was taken and triumphantly carried back to Hawick. One of the oldest Border Common Ridings, held in early summer, honours this event where 'The Horse' becomes the centrepiece for this symbolic festival. Other events in the town include the Summer Festival, Jazz Festival and the new Reiver Festival.

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Roxburghshire TD9 9EN

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Other Local Activities in The Lowlands

  • Abbotsford House and Garden
  • Arbroath Abbey
  • Benmore Botanic Garden
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed (Goswick) Golf Club
  • Bijou Bistro
  • Britannia Spice
  • Cambo Gardens
  • Craigmillar Castle
  • Culross
  • Culzean Castle & Country Park
  • Drummond Gardens
  • Duns Golf Club
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  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Edinburgh Farmers' Market
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Eyemouth Golf Club
  • Falkland Palace & Garden
  • Fishers in Leith
  • Fishpal - Fish Tweed
  • Flodden Edge Riding & Driving Centre
  • Floors Castle Gardens
  • Fruitmarket Gallery
  • Glamis Castle
  • Hawick
  • Heatherslaw Cycle Hire
  • Hirsel Golf Club
  • Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat
  • Jedburgh
  • Jedburgh Abbey
  • Kailzie Gardens
  • Kelso Races
  • Kimmerston Riding Centre
  • Leith
  • Malleny Garden
  • Manderston House
  • Mellerstain House
  • Monteviot House and Garden
  • Mount Stuart
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Nelson Monument
  • Newhailes
  • Ocean Terminal
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Pennine Way National Trail
  • Restaurant Martin Wishart
  • Roxburghe Golf Course
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh at Dawyck
  • Royal Yacht Brittania
  • Scottish National Gallery
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery
  • Southern Upland Way
  • St Abbs Diving
  • St Cuthberts Way
  • St Giles’ Cathedral
  • St Mary’s Cathedral
  • Suruchi Too Restaurant
  • The Cellar
  • The Collingwood Arms
  • The Cross Inn
  • The Kitchin
  • The Peat Inn
  • The Plumed Horse
  • The Scott Monument
  • The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
  • The Scottish Parliament
  • The Seafood Restaurant at St Andrews
  • The Wheatsheaf at Swinton
  • Till Fishing
  • Traquair House
  • Tweed Guide
  • Yeavering Bell