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Principal town of the Borders, Hawick is an industrial centre whose main activity is up-market knitwear. It is also a market town, with one of the oldest auction rooms in the country, and a busy commercial centre. Hawick's history is one of numerous incursions, fires and destruction, whose main events are recalled during the Common Riding ceremonies, led by the "Cornet".

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Tourist attractions Hawick : Things to see and do

  • Drumlanrig's Tower

    1 Tour Knowe GB - Hawick TD9 9BZ

    This sturdy tower house in the town centre has been redeveloped and is now home to the Tourist Office; on the upper floors are lively exhibits illustrating its development from a 16C tower house to a refined 18C residence, an inn in the 19C and a hot..

  • Equestrian Monument

    55 st. High GB - Hawick TD9 9BP

    The "Horse" as it is known locally, commemorates the Hornshole victory in 1514 when Hawick's inhabitants avenged their soldiers who had died in the Battle of Flodden the year before, when the English massacred the Scots. During the commemor..

  • Hawick Museum and Scott Art Gallery

    Wilton Lodge Park GB - Hawick TD9 7JL

    A manor house in a public park houses a local museum showing Hawick knitting, the town in days gone by with the Common Riding ceremonies and the region's natural history.

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