There are Tourist Information Centres in Jedburgh and Hawick, open all year. Visit Scottish Borders has lots more information on these and other TICs in the Borders.
Tower (Historic Scotland) and Mellerstain House are both situated near Smailholm Village, walking distance for the energetic, or two to
three miles by car. There are many other interesting places to visit in the wider Borders area, including Abbotsford House, Bowhill, Floors Castle, Paxton House, and the Border Abbeys at
Dryburgh, Melrose, Jedburgh and Kelso. Visit Scottish Borders will give further details on these and other good places to visit
or telephone 01573 460254