See & Do

Discover September Cottage in the Scottish Borders

Melrose plays host to an impressive range of events throughout the year ensuring the town is always pleasantly bustling, even in the winter months. The Melrose Rugby 7s draws an international crowd in April, or you can witness the ancient traditions of the Melrose Festival in June which includes the custom of riding the town’s boundaries on horseback. Also not to be missed is the fabulous Borders Book Festival which attracts a hugely impressive line-up of names and in November the Abbotsford Literary Sessions.


For art lovers we have the Borders Art Fair in March and Art@Ancrum in May.


Join in with the Scottish Borders Walking Festival in September or try a self guided walk: The Borders Abbey Way, Southern Upland Way or St Cuthberts Way.


Visit one of our historic houses. You’ll find an online map

For more information on what to do, check out our Blog.