|Haymount B&B, Birgham, Scottish Borders||
_Useful Links for More Information:
_Birgham Community Development Trust
Treaty of Birgham
History of Birgham, in Scottish Borders and Berwickshire | Map and description
Saint Foin Riding Stables, Scottish Borders
Tweed Guide, Scotland Fishing Guides Salmon Trout River Fly Fishing in Scotland - Home Page
Hirsel Golf Club
Kelso Races - National Hunt Horse Racing in the Scottish Borders - Scotland
The Roxburghe Estate
Welcome to Alnwick Castle - Where History Lives
Welcome to the Jim Clark Rally
Historic Scotland - Smailholm Tower Property Detail
The Hirsel Country Park, Scotland
The Best of the Borders Accommodation Guide
For more information about the history of the Borders, we recommend the Border Reivers website.
As well as describing 300 years of clan struggles and clashes, raids and conflicts, the site has an excellent section on Border Castles & Towers, Villages and the people. It also describes Birgham village rather well.
Finding Out About the Scottish Borders
Golf at The Hirsel
Many visitors miss out on the unique beauty and appeal of the Scottish Borders as they speed by on their way to the highlands.
Yet this accessible but ancient land is steeped in history, has stunningly beautiful rolling countryside and some of the best fishing, biking and walking you could hope for.
Haymount B&B is right in the middle of the Tweed Valley so we're very strategically placed for all the activities and experiences you might possibly want.
If you're touring by car or motorbike and would like to know more about our local history, there are many castles, abbeys, fortified towers and beautiful estates to be visited. We are always happy to recommend places to our guests. One of the closest to Haymount is The Hirsel, the estate belonging to the Douglas-Home family, which is a country park and opens its gardens to the public during the summer. It also has one of the most beautiful and popular golf courses in Berwickshire.
Another unforgettable place to visit is Smailholm Tower. This 15th Century ancient Peel Tower has been fought over many times in its history but it is its atmospheric location, next to a small loch, that gives it its brooding air and sense of place.