One of the Scottish Borders’ largest towns, bustling Hawick nestles close to the Northumberland National Park, and the Southern Uplands. The town also makes an excellent Borders touring base. Famed for its world-class textiles heritage, Hawick is a Borders textile town at the heart of the Cashmere Trail. You’ll find a choice of the finest knitwear outlets around the town selling the finest ‘Made in Hawick’ names in the craft from Lyle & Scott to the Hawick Cashmere Visitor Centre.
Find out more about Hawick’s fine knitwear heritage at the Borders Textile Towerhouse and find out why Vivienne Westwood, Christopher Kane and other world class designers use only the finest tweeds and tartans of the Scottish Borders. Discover more on Hawick’s textile heritage and Border Reivers history in the impressive Hawick Museum & Gallery surrounded by a Victorian Park and also featuring one of the Scottish Borders’ best art collections
You’re in prime Border Reivers country here in Hawick – the town celebrates its Reivers Festival annually in late March. Offering a plentiful choice of accommodation catering for all tastes and budgets, large town Hawick has a wide selection of eateries and inns. Hook into The Borders Abbeys Trail from Hawick. Visitors often undertake smaller stretches on the circular trail from Hawick, either the Hawick to Selkirk stretch (12 miles) or the Hawick to Jedburgh (14 miles). Stay in the textiles capital of the Scottish Borders and find exceptional bargains for the best of Scottish cashmere, tweed and tartan -browse places to stay in Hawick and book now.