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The Five Turrets lies at the heart of some of the best walking country in Scotland. 

From a gentle stroll around the local loch to hiking the Southern Upland Way, there's something for everyone.

Our favourite? Head out of the front door and across the valley and keep going until you reach the Three Brethren. Click on the picture for more suggestions. 

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We've got secure storage for eight bikes and plenty of places to ride them.

The world-class 7Stanes mountain biking centres are within easy striking distance.

Glentress, Innerleithen and Newcastleton are the closest, with trails to suit experts and absolute beginners. Click on the picture to find out more.

There's a good selection of bars and restaurants on the doorstep, along with lovely coffee shops and tea rooms.

We can also recommend some other wonderful places in nearby towns and as Five Turrets guests, you will enjoy discounts at many of our food and drink partners. Click on the picture to meet our partners.

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ACTIVITIES

Climb and zip wire through the trees at the nearby Go Ape, fly birds of prey in the Kielder forest or whizz down a hillside on a grass sledge at Born in the Borders.

There's fishing on the Tweed and Ettrick rivers, golf at an array of top quality courses and horse riding for beginners to the most experienced riders.

We're working on the full list: in the meantime, check out the listings on the map above.

ATTRACTIONS

The Borders is a region steeped in history and is packed with places to visit, from Hadrian’s Wall to the south to Edinburgh an hour away to the north.

Learn about the notorious Border Reivers, visit Sir Walter Scott's home at Abbotsford or explore the rich history of the region's role as the centre of the Scottish textile industry. We're working on the full list: in the meantime, check out the listings on the map above.

WILDLIFE

Want to see ospreys? There are nests around the Borders, several with cameras and volunteers on hand to help you catch a sight of these magnificent birds. 

Golden eagles? Just down the road. Hen harriers too. 

And then there are the ever popular red squirrels and boat trips to see seals and puffins in the Farne Islands.

We're working on the full list: in the meantime, check out the listings on the map above.

BORDERS EXPLORER FOR MOBILE

Click on the map to explore the best of the Borders in the Google Maps app.

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