Hawick is the largest Scottish town on the English border, and is famous for its woolens and tweeds. Besides the manufacture of knitwear, Hawick's industries include dye works and light engineering plants. It also serves as a market and commercial center for remote farm areas. The remains of the house of the barons of Drumlanrig still stands here as a monument building not burned by the English during a border raid in 1570. St. Mary's Church (1763) stands on the site of a 7th-century Celtic church.
The town host the annual Common Riding, which combines the annual riding of the boundaries of the town's common land with the commemoration of a victory of local youths over an English raiding party in 1514. The town is the home of Hawick Rugby Football Club and a senior football team.
A visitor can find variety choices of accommodation in Hawick. Check our list of hotels in Hawick, and then compare rates to make an online booking. Also check our list of Self- Catering Cottages in Scotland, if you wish to choose one.