Fourteen miles southwest of Jedburgh and 12 miles south of Selkirk is Hawick (pronounced 'Hoyk'), the largest town in the Borders and centre of the region's knitwear and hosiery industry for over 200 years. Hawick is not a place noted for its great beauty, but it does attract lots of visitors who come to shop at its many factory outlets where you can buy all the classic brand names in knitwear. A list of knitwear suppliers is available at the TIC .

  • Castles Nearby

    Hermitage Castle

    One of the great Border strongholds and full of history

    Local Visitor Attractions

    Drumlanrig’s Tower Visitor Centre

    Display of artifacts relating to Hawick and the Tower through history.
  • Hawick Events

    Hawick Border Games

    Professional running events with food stands and children's entertainment.

    Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

    A quirky film festival which focuses on the interaction with man and nature.

    Hawick Summer Festival

    A week of family fun, including guided walks, food events, quiz shows and much more!

  • Hawick Hotels & Accommodation


    A mile from town, on the A698 to Kelso, is the Mansfield House Hotel, Tel 373988, Mansfield House A traditional mansion house hotel offering good food (lunch cheap; dinner mid-range).

    Also good is Kirklands Hotel, West Stewart Pl, Tel 372263.

    There are plenty of cheaper B&B alternatives, including Oakwood House, Buccleuch Rd, Tel 372814. Eating options are pretty much confined to the hotel bars and restaurants.

    South east of Hawick in the village of Bonchester Bridge is a great wee 17th century old coach house inn, the Horse and Hound Country Inn - Tel 01450 860645. With 9 rooms,  they are biker friendly, dog friendly and live music is played every weekend,  folk, jazz or R&B.

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