Dating in the scottish borders
It was also where we did the tomahawk throwing, and thought the two would work well together. Afternoon tea at the Roxburghe Hotel came with all the usual traditional morsels, but additionally there was Scottish salmon mousse and haggis bonbons. Being March it was very quiet and we had the drawing room all to ourselves, so we settled down by the fire and tucked in. It was actually one of the heartiest afternoon teas we’d ever eaten, and thankfully they gave us a ‘doggy bag’ to take home everything we couldn’t finish Top Tip: combine your afternoon tea with a session at the shooting school for a truly memorable day out in the Scottish Borders.Or if you’re into golf, head over to the Roxburghe Golf course for a few rounds.Despite being frequently targeted by armies from across the border, Jedburgh Abbey remains impressively in tact, and worthy of any Instagram feed if that’s your thing.There’s also an aromatic herb garden, small visitor centre and stone display to explore.I just knew I’d be useless whilst Hubbie would be flinging things left, right and centre, and hitting the target every time. Yet instead of feeling stupid, I absolutely loved it and hadn’t had that much fun in ages.Tutor Tracy from the Roxburghe Shooting School expertly put us through our paces in the beautiful grounds of the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course near Kelso (where we later had afternoon tea).She had patience and enthusiasm in equal measures and before long even I was hitting the reds.
I was a little apprehensive before we arrived, but not because I was scared of the weapons.Plus there were dogs barking for effect on mine, which is never a good idea. The viewpoint is just a few miles along this road and offers one of the best, and most famous, panoramas in the Scottish Borders.Overlooking the River Tweed and the iconic Eildon Hills, this was apparently a favourite spot of Sir Walter Scott to come and contemplate life and look for inspiration for his novels.Paradise for us doesn’t mean palm trees and sandy swathes.
A bit of moss-covered ancient rock and tall towers with far-reaching views will do us just fine.
Top Tip: at the west end of the nave there’s a tiny spiral staircase which leads up to a balcony on the first floor giving superb views of the entire building. He’s the chap who famously wrote , and was one of the most popular 19th Century writers in Britain.