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Attractions to visit nearby

You don't have to venture far from Blackhouse Forest Estate to experience the history and beauty of the Scottish Borders.  From aristocrats to authors there's a reason why they settled here in this enchanting region.

Below are just a few of the many attractions nearby that are suitable for all the family, from woodland walks, fairytale gardens, epic architecture and of course delightful homebaked goods when you just need to relax and enjoy a sugar hit for the next part of your journey.


Traquair House

Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House. Visited by 27 Scottish Kings and Queens Traquair dates back to 1107 and has been lived in by the Stuart family since 1491.

Originally a royal hunting lodge, Traquair played host to Mary Queen of Scots and later as staunch Catholics they supported the Jacobite cause without counting the cost.

Enjoy the extraordinary history of this lived in family home. Visit the house, grounds,maze, craft workshops, Garden Cafe and the world famous Traquair Brewery situated in one of the wings of the house and sample the ales in the brewery shop and museum. For opening times & info visit

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