If you’re visiting the Scottish Borders then I implore you to visit the opulent Roxburgh Hotel. It really is a truly sumptuous place to rest your head for the night and offers access to some of the finest country pursuits in the UK.
Whether it be top quality shooting, Atlantic Salmon fishing on the river Tweed or stalking, this place has it in bucket loads.
The hotel isn’t too far from the quaint town of Kelso, a mecca for salmon fisherman. Pop into the legendary Ednam House Hotel for a dram and you’ll be pretty likely to bump into a famous fishing enthusiast.
I would describe the Roxburgh as one of the finest hotels I have visited and according to their web site The Scottish Hotels Association agree by awarding it their top prize in 2005. The Roxburghe Hotel goes on to describe itself as follows:
“The Roxburghe has claimed the industry’s most coveted award for “Best Country House Hotel of The Year”.
The Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course reflects the warm, friendly country house atmosphere to be expected when staying with friends in a beautiful home rather than merely checking into a hotel.
If you shun modern and soulless accommodation in favour of tranquillity and a bit of up-market sophistication this is the place for you.
Owned by the Duke of Roxburghe, the hotel nestles privately amongst woodlands on the banks of the River Teviot. Many of the 22 bedrooms have all been individually designed by the Duchess herself, some of which have four poster beds and log fires.
The Scottish Borders is renowned for the quality of its fish, meat and game and this local produce is used to good effect by the award winning Chef Keith Short. The hotel has a fine choice of wines with a selection from the Duke’s own cellar, to compliment the high standard of food.”
If you do ever stay at the Roxburghe, please try some of the wonderful malt whiskeys at the bar. Some are particularly potent so I suggest only sampling a couple of different tipples on each evening of your stay, rather than working your way through the entire collection in one night, as I did!
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