Traquair Arms Hotel
With foliage sneaking up its traditional brickwork exterior, the Traquair Arms Hotel peeps out over the Scottish Borders, awaiting intrepid trekkers and sleepy sightseers alike. The hotel boasts 16 en suite rooms, two self-catering cottages on site and a traditional family and dog-friendly bar where local musicians play traditional tunes on every second Thursday.
The restaurant and bar area is open for lunches and dinner with the log stove burning in the colder months. On warmer days guests may choose to eat outdoors in a beer garden. The bar offers a selection of locally brewed ales including Tempest and Traquair Brewery, located only 1 mile from the hotel.
Groupon’s Guide To The Scottish Borders
Covering miles upon miles of rolling hills, moorland, valleys and forests, the Scottish Borders is a suitable place for travellers to enjoy holidays packed with both action and relaxation moments. Cycling enthusiasts can make the most of quiet country lanes or clifftop paths, while further activities including horse riding, fishing and golfing are also available in the area.
This region is home to a variety of historic homes and buildings, including the four Borders Abbeys and many castles such as the 18th century Floors Castle and the 16th-century Thirlestane Castle. Colourful villages allure with plenty of events and festivals, cafes and bars offering a hearty selection of local produce, and quaint shops filled with a wide range of handmade textiles and handicrafts.