The Big House’s group is a collection of eleven of the finest historic houses in the Scottish Borders.

Who have joined forces to produce an online portal for heritage enthusiasts visiting and living in the area.

The house’s in the collection are listed below, and by following the link to their website you can plan your visit by using the map. You can also collect a stamp from 6 of these 11 houses by visiting the house or gardens and claim your FREE tote bag. Visit them all and win a special prize!

The Houses Featured are:

  • Neidpath Castle, Peebles
  • Traquair, Innerleithen
  • Bowhill, Selkirk
  • Abbotsford, Melrose
  • Thirlestane Castle, Lauder
  • Mellerstain House & Gardens, Gordon
  • Floors Castle, Kelso
  • Manderston, Duns
  • Monteviot, Jedburgh
  • Gunsgreen House, Eyemouth
  • Paxton House, Berwick-upon-Tweed

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