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Things to do in Hawick, Scottish Borders

Hawick is the largest town in the Scottish Borders, and is famous throughout the world for its high quality knitwear, which is exported across the globe.

Hawick has often won national floral awards, so if the season is right, visitors can enjoy some spectacular displays.

The Hawick Museum and Scott Art Gallery features displays reflecting manufacturing, domestic life and rich history of the area, houses 19th and 20th century Scottish art and also runs a lively temporary exhibition programme.

Drumlanrig's Tower is an exciting new attraction which interprets the Hawk's turbulent history from medieval times using the latest audio/visual technology, housed in a beautifully restored period building.

Wilton Lodge Park comprises more than 107 acres of the River Teviot's wooded banks, and offers excellent tree-lined riverside walks, picnic tables and recreational facilities.

Wilton Lodge Park Walled Gardens are a fine example of a Victorian walled garden with herbaceous, erica and alpine gardens, annual borders, theme displays, an aviary and greenhouse.

You can see textile production at Peter Scott, the internationally famous manufacturer of highest quality knitwear since 1878, and just outside Hawick, Wrights of Trowmill, exclusive Scottish woollen manufacturers, offer tours of their weaving flat.

For leisure and recreation Hawick has two 18 hole Golf Clubs. The Teviotdale Leisure Centre, includes a free form swimming pool with toddlers' section, squash courts, fitness room, Turkish steam room, solarium and indoor bowling hall.

Tourist Information (Open Easter to October) Drumlanrig's Tower, Tower Knowe, Hawick Tel: +44 (01450) 373993

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