Walkerburn was established in 1854 on the banks of the river Tweed when Henry Ballantyne purchased land to establish the mill. The mill opened in 1859 and the new town took its name from a local stream. Beyond Walkerburn the area has much to offer. The Border market towns of Peebles and Melrose are well worth a trip and offer a range of strolling shopping and dining options.
A short distance from our door there are many historical places of interest from Sir Walter Scott’s historic country mansion, Abbotsford House, and the magnificent Cistercian ruin at Melrose Abbey to the legendary Roslin Chapel and Scotland’s oldest inhabited house - Traquair.