The area surrounding Merlindale has been designated a National Scenic Area in the Scottish Borders.


Stobo Castle Spa (©

Stobo Castle has a really sumptuous health spa with gym, tennis, pampering etc etc.













Glentress Forest close by, have adventure activities and mountain biking, there’s always something for the whole family to do at all ability levels.











Rosslyn Chapel, (c.1456) stands on fourteen pillars, which form an arcade of twelve pointed arches on three sides of the nave.









Dawyck Botanic Garden is truly one of the world’s finest arboreta. Seasonal displays of abundant exotic and native plants provide a breathtaking backdrop of colour throughout the year. The Garden also offers an award-winning visitor centre.








leaderfoot viaduct



There is also the spectacular Leaderfoot Viaduct at Melrose, about 29 miles to the east, just one of the myriad attractions on the Scottish Borders Heritage website.








near Merlin's grave

Near Merlin’s grave


Within a gentle stroll from the house there is Merlin’s Grave by the Tweed and various local sights which are associated with Merlin.






The cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are within easy driving distance, both destinations are celebrated for their rich heritage of art, architecture and culture.

The Scottish Borders offer a myriad of sporting activities. There is salmon and trout fishing, pheasant, partridge and duck shooting; walking (straight from our back door), riding, golfing and cycling.