What’s On Guide to the Scottish Borders: March 2019. 10% off our standard room rates during March wh

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It appears that our unseasonably warm end to February is over as the weather returns to normal. The sunshine has begun to bring out buds on trees and daffodils are beginning to bloom as spring arrives in the Scottish Borders. As the days lengthen and the air warms up, some of the country houses are opening up for the summer season - it’s time to enjoy some days out in the wonderful Scottish Borders. Thinking about a few days away? Book direct and take advantage of a 10% discount off our standard room rates with code RED10!

1st April

Abbotsford House and Gardens open for the season.

Only 10 minutes drive from the Red Lion is the historic home of the historic novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott. Abbotsford House and its romantic gardens lie on the banks of the River Tweed and are set in some fabulous surroundings. www.scottsabbotsford.com

3rd April

Borders Organic Gardeners Annual Potato Day, Springwood Park, Kelso.

Keen gardeners flock to Springwood Park annually for their seed potatoes. Hundreds of varieties, some old, some new and some quirky tubers are available. Be warned though, some varieties sell out very quickly. The early bird catches the worm! http://www.bordersorganicgardeners.org/potatoday/

5th April

Antique Valuation Day by Bonham’s Auctioneers, Bowhill House, Selkirk. Scottish Art and Antiques valuations by leading valuer and auctioneers, Bonhams. www.bowhillhouse.co.uk https://www.bonhams.com/valuation_events/27230/

15th - 17th April

Border’s Art Fair, Springwood Park, Kelso. Three days celebrating the visual arts in the Scottish Borders. Art demonstrations, talks, workshops and visiting artists. All 15 minutes drive from the Red Lion. https://www.bordersartfair.com/

21st April

Roy Chubby Brown, Volunteer Hall, Galashiels. https://thelittleboxoffice.com/borderevents/event/view/89597

22nd - 24th April

Hawick Reiver’s Festival. Step back in time to the mid sixteenth century when the Borderlands were an area of constant feuding – when loyalties were to kinship rather than king and country and when “Reiving” was a means of survival. Hawick Reivers Festival aims to help visitors and townsfolk alike Experience, Explore and will endeavour to Explain day to day life in this violent and turbulent period of our history. www.hawickreivers.com

23rd April

Ice Skating Disco Border’s Ice Rink, Kelso

30th April

Bowhill House and Country Estate opens for the season. Bowhill enjoys a regal seat in the heart of the ancient royal hunting forest of Ettrick and is blessed with an abundance of glorious scenery. For outdoor activities, family days out, House tours full of history and art, weddings, private events and field sports, you’ll find this is a truly magical place. www.bowhillhouse.co.uk

31st April

Mother’s Day Special Alpaca Trek, Beirhope Alpacas, Hownam. Come and enjoy the scenery and local wildlife. Forget the hustle and bustle while relaxing on one of our many Alpaca trekking routes. Walks can be arranged to suit your own needs, from meeting the Alpaca’s and a gentle stroll round our paddocks to the various walk options. http://www.beirhope.co.uk/

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