Melrose Abbey
Melrose Abbey

Airhouses is idealy plased for exploring the Scottish Borders and beyond......

Local places to Eat and Drink  - please see tab to the side. 


Oxton – our local village is a 20 min walk from Airhouses and part of our circular treasure trail walk. It has a small community shop and a play park. From Oxton you can access the Old Railway Walk that goes from Oxton to Lauder.


There is also the Oxton Bird Garden and Pottery an exciting new venture opening soon adjacent to the A68.


Market Towns – Kelso, Melrose, Haddington are all with a 30 min drive and great for an afternoon explore. 


Abbeys, Historic houses, and Castles – the Scottish Borders is steeped in history. Often turbulent history as we sit between the Scottish Uplands and English Northern Lords. It is renowned for its abbeys, Melrose, Jedburgh, Kelso, and Dryburgh are all nearby. There are also plenty of castles to visit where you can learn about the fascinating history of the Scottish Borders ruling families – please see our dedicated page here for more information.


Outdoor activities – the Borders is well-known for outdoor pursuit. Be it walking the famous Southern Upland way, combining history and walking along The Abbey Way, or fly fishing with a gilly on the beautiful river Tweed. It is also a place for higher energy activities with world class Mountain Biking in Glentress, kayaking on the lochs, rock climbing and horse trekking all available. Please see our individual pages accessed by the tabs on the left for more detailed information about how to access these activities near Airhouses. 


Beaches and the Coast – only 40 mis drive from Airhouses are some spectacular east coast beaches. More information can again be found on our beaches page. 


Edinburgh – and of course Edinburgh Scotland’s wonderful capital city is only 30 mins drive away!  And here you can explore attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, The National Museum of Scotland, Dynamic Earth, Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh Zoo, Holyrood Palace, Royal Yacht Britannia and many more! 

Please see our online Handbook for more information.

The video belows some of the lesser known places to the eastern side of the Scottish Borders and includes a look at the archery and tomohawk throwing which can either be carried out here or at the Roxburgh Shooting School.  There is also a brief glimpse of one of our recommended caterers, Orde Catering.

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Coldingham Bay

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Airhouses is more than an award-winning holiday escape — it’s an experience you will never forget. Explore woodland walks, hiking trails and the peaceful village of Oxton (plus Edinburgh is less than an hour away). And don’t forget to say hello to our friendly animal family of alpacas, goats, donkeys, pigs, Shetland ponies and more.

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