A Museums & Art Galleries in Scottish Borders
The Museum, which is self-supporting and for entry to which an admission charge is made, is open in the Ormiston, Melrose Square from the beginning of April to the end of October each year from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, seven days per week. It consists of a series of illustrated panels and modern artefact display cases; aerial photographs; artists\' drawings; models; maps; the Newstead charger - to ride; a blacksmith\'s workshop; a Roman kitchen and pottery; replica armour; and a video room, now showing a Roman Frontiers video of Hadrian\'s Wall and the Antonine Wall. Mementos of your visit are available, including postcards, books and relevant souvenirs. The audioguide, which accompanies the admission ticket, if you wish, has the distinctive voice of Bill McLaren (of Borders and rugby fame) to take you round, on tape or MP3.
The Private House Stay's Guide
This is a region which is drenched in the blood of countless battles with the English, and its many ruined castles and abbeys bear witness to this. It also has inspired the country's greatest poets and writers such as Robert Burns, John Buchan and Sir Walter Scott. The wildest and most spectacular scenery is to be found in the southern part of the region, but it is along the central valley of the River Tweed, between Peebles in the west and Kelso in the east, where you'll find most of the historic attractions. The hill walking and spa-town atmosphere of Peebles is recommended.