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Big Houses Tour

Ride between 10  of the finest historic houses in the Scottish Borders. Starting in Peebles, follow the trail of all the Borders Big Houses and castles from East to West. From rubble built tower houses to fairy tale castles the Borders packs a lot of history into a small area!


Start                                    Peebles

Finish                                 Berwick Upon Tweed

Going                                  Mixture of trails, grass tracks and roads


Day 1

Arrive Peebles, get horses stabled and head to Cringletie Hotel. An afternoon in Peebles where you can walk down the river bank to see the 1st of the castles Neidpath. Dinner in Peebles/ Cringletie

Day 2

Ride in the footsteps of Drovers following the Old North Drove Road on to Traquair House visited by 27 Scottish Kings and Queens. Picking up the drove road head over the hill to the seat of the Duke of Buccleuch Bowhill. Staying in Selkirk

Day 3

A visit to Abbotsford in the morning before riding on to Jedburgh to stay

Day 4

Ride up to Monteviot House and Peniel heugh in the morning to take in the amazing views. Lunch at Harestanes then onto Nenthorn

Day 5 (Rest Day)

Head into Kelso for shopping and a visit Floors castle home of the 3* Floors Castle Horse Trials.

Day 6

Ride to Mellerstain for morning tea and the onto Thirlstaine

Day 7

Ride to Thirlstaine

Day 8

Ride Local area (Pick up box?)

Day 9

Box to Paxton, ride to Manderston and back

Day 10

Explore Berwick/ Ride on the beach

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St Ronan’s Wells Interpretive Centre


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Pine Lodge Coach House ( group up to 10/ 12, 2 paddocks)


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Scottish Borders

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