Hawick is a Town in the Borders region
in southeast Scotland, 55 miles south of
Hawick is popular for the Textile
Tower House Museum on the High
Street, iCentre Heritage
Hub by the Tower House, Tower
Mill next to the iCentre for a cafe
and films, St Marys Church behind the
Museum in the scenic Wilton Park on
the Town west side a short walk from the
main car park, Borders
Distillery on the north side of
Hawick centre for its shop and tours, and
Hermitage Castle 17 miles south
in an extremely remote area.
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Touring Parks in area
The image top is of the main car park in
Hawick looking towards the James Thomson
Walking Bridge to the
High Street. This Bridge was completed in 2006
with a Statue of the Poet James Thomson
on the north side. Hawick Museum in Wilton Park
is a half mile walk left in this image, along
Wilton Park Road.
At the south end of the High Street is the
Hawick Textile Tower House Museum. The Tower House is
said to be the oldest building in Hawick, built
in the 1500s as Drumlanrig's Tower. The Tower
was used as a Hotel for some time, then in 2009
opened as a Museum with history of the Town,
Art, and information on the Textile Industry
that Hawick and other Border Towns grew
Outside the Tower House are Statues with a
Flag erected in 2014 depicting the capture of
an English flag by a young man from Hawick at
the Battle of
Hornshole in 1514.
Mid way along the High Street is the Town
Hall built in 1886.
At the north end of the High Street is the
Horse Statue erected in 1914 to commemorate the
Hawick youths at the Battle of Hornshole.
At the south end of the High Street, round
from the Tower Museum, is the Heritage Hub
iCentre with Turnbull Statue outside. This
Statue was erected in 2007 to commemorate
William of Rule turning an angry bull to save
the life of Robert the Bruce in 1313.
The Heritage Hub
iCentre and Tower Mill allows people to search
for Relatives, has a Cafe, Film Theatre, and
Waterwheel. The Hub and Tower Mill are in old
Town buildings rebuilt after a fire in
Church is just behind the Heritage Hub,
built in 1764 on the site of a much earlier
is in the scenic Wilton Park on the west side
of Hawick, about a half mile walk west from the
main car park. Displays and Art cover Hawick
and other areas. Jimmie Guthrie
1930s and Steve Hislop
1990s exhibitions cover the achievements of
Hawick’s two Motorcycle Champions.
Hawick Museum is in the 1700s Mansion named
Wilton Lodge, built for the Langlands family.
The Hawick Museum was moved to Wilton Lodge in
The Borders Distillery is
on the north side of Hawick on Commercial Road.
The Distillery began operating in 2018,
producing Malt Whisky, Gin and Vodka, with a
Shop and Tours. More
Hermitage Castle is situated 17 miles
south of Hawick in an extremely remote area.
Two roads run south to the Castle, the more
direct being the B6399 minor road with many
bends. The A7 road is a better road but 25
miles with the last 7 miles through real scenic
mountains on a minor hill road. Road Map.
Hawick Interesting History
1717 - the first knitting machine factory
opened in Hawick, leading to the Town expanding
with famous companies such as Johnstons of
Elgin, Lyle & Scott, Peter Scott, and Pringle
of Scotland having factories in the town
producing cashmere and merino wool