Scottish Borders

Boundary Mill

Our first stop is Boundary Mills which is a designer shopping experience you will adore if you love shopping. They usually have a sale at the beginning of June each year which coincides with our visits.  The shop sells lighting, kitchen, bathroom, dining room and bedroom items plus clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. There are toilets and a café in the store.

Doxford Hall Dining Room

You will be provided with a voucher which will entitle you to a cup of tea or coffee and pre-packed biscuits (at the till).

We will stop at Doxford Hall Hotel which is a stately home – a Georgian masterpiece built in 1818, it’s been lovingly restored over the years, including a wealth of beautiful wood panelling and a grand handmade staircase. Old stone fireplaces, classic leather armchairs, elegant sitting rooms, grandfather clocks – the sense of a grand but homely residence pervades. You lunch menu is :

Duo of Seasonal Melon, Seasonal Berries, White Balsamic Vinegar.
Oven Baked Chicken Supreme, Confit Garlic Mash, Roasted Carrots, Red Wine Sauce.
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Sticky Sauce, Vanilla ice Cream
Tea or Coffee

Berwick Harbour

Straight after lunch we’re off to Berwick, where there are museums and historical sites as well as a decent shopping area (by today’s standards) with a limited range of independent and national chain stores.  Explore Berwick’s history by visiting museums in Berwick Barracks and The Main Guard. Take a tour of the town’s old courtroom, jail lockups and notorious ‘drunk’s cell’ in the upper floors of Berwick Town Hall.

On the journey home we will make a comfort stop at Dobbies Garden Centre, Ponteland. This is one of Dobbies larger garden centres. With an exceptional range of plants and gardening, gifts, homewares, pet and aquatics items on offer.  You will have time for a cup of tea or coffee and a quick look around the store before setting off home.

Dates for Borders
Wednesday 05-Jun-19
Wednesday 12-Jun-19
Thursday 20-Jun-19
Wednesday 26-Jun-19
Wednesday 03-Jul-19
Tuesday 09-Jul-19

Horticultural Show 2019

23rd April 2019

Great Aycliffe Town Council would like to invite you to take part in our Horticultural Show on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2019....

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