Hawick is the largest town in Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders. It has a TD9 postcode as do the surrounding villages of Bonchester Bridge • Denholm • Minto • Newcastleton and Teviothead.
Here’s what we like about Hawick
Hawick has things you can’t put a price on
It has history, culture, and spectacular scenery. It also has shops and restaurants, a diverse property market, good schools and a wide range of sports and leisure facilities
Hawick is situated on the River Teviot and the Slitrig Water.
These fast flowing rivers provided the power for the knitwear industry that saw the wealth of the town grow in the Victorian era; Current world-famous brands include •Johnstone’s of Elgin •William Locke •Hawico and •Love Cashmere. •The Textile Museum will weave history for you.
Wealthy mill owners built splendid homes in Hawick
Generally speaking, property in Hawick represents quality at a good price which attracts buyers from Edinburgh and further afield.
The annual Common Riding is celebrated from May to early June.
Hawick’s existence can be traced all the way back to the 600s. Its close proximity to the English border made it a frequent target for cross border wars between the two countries during the 1300s, 1400s and 1500s. See Hawick Common Riding Website
Come and See – Places to Stay
If you are moving to the area we recommend you come and stay for a few days to get a feel for the area. Places to stay in town are The Mansefield Hotel or the Balcary House Hotel. For B&B try Bridge House Guest House or Wilton Burn Farm. Just outside Hawick is Riverside Caravan Park
Places to Eat
Restaurants: •Santa Marina Restaurant, •Adam’s Kitchen, •Amarone Thistle Restaurant. Coffee Shops: •Damascus Drum, •Heart of Hawick. There are 2 good eateries in nearby Denholm: •The Auld Cross Keys, and •Denholm Meet which also has a great •Antique Shop upstairs. You will get a welcome at The Horse and Hounds in Bonchester Bridge and the Jammy Coo in Lilliesleaf if you are exploring the area.
A big attraction of this part of the world is the great outdoors.
The area is a mecca for walkers and nature lovers. Get out and about to ancient keeps: •Fatlips Castle, and •Hermitage Castle. For swimming and fitness there is the Teviotdale Leisure Centre , and there are various sports clubs, including Athletics, Golf, Cycling and Rugby .
Hawick’s proximity to the A7 makes it easily accessible to Selkirk, Galashiels and Melrose. Newcastle Airport is around an hour’s drive away and Edinburgh Airport takes just a little longer to reach by car. Hawick and the surrounding area is within easy reach of the Tweedbank rail terminus and the train service goes directly to the centre of Edinburgh.
See and do around Hawick
Undiscovered Scotland website has good suggestions for things to do as well as •Scotland Starts Here. See •Live Borders for Cinema and Heart of Hawick. •Hawick Online lists local events. You can visit the local •Distillery For the Kids, Hawick has a beautiful park and possibly the •Borders best playpark. • Born in the Borders offers grass sledging and family friendly fun.
• Denholm is a vibrant conservation village laid out around the Village Green with it’s • Leyden Monument and children’s playpark. The Green hosts various events anually such as • The Denholm Ride-Out, School Sports, • Hand Ba’, Car Boot and Plant Sales, Church Fairs, Bonfire Night Firework Display and various other events. The village boasts a modern • Primary School, • Shop and Post Office, Butchers, • Garage, Coffee Shop, Hairdressers, • Church, • Village Hall, and the nearby • Minto 18 hole Golf Course. There are three licensed premises in Denholm: • The Denholm Meet Restaurant (with Antique Shop above), • The Fox and Hounds and • The Auld Cross Keys which also offers accommodation. Delve into the • history of Denholm here.