Chisholme House, Roberton, Hawick TD9 7PH, Scotland, UK

Email: info@chisholme.org
Telephone: +44 (0)1450 880 215

Visitors are welcome

The walks around the estate are open to the public throughout the year. We also welcome visitors who wish to find out more about the education offered at Chisholme. If you would like to be shown around, then please email or call us to arrange your visit.

Coming by car

Chisholme is about six miles off the A7 which links Carlisle to Edinburgh, near the town of Hawick (OS map ref: Sheet 79, 418121).

Coming from the South on the A7:
About a mile before you reach the town of Hawick, turn left onto the B711 to Roberton.
Coming from the North on the A7, or from the East:
Drive through the town of Hawick, following the signs for Carlisle. About a mile out of town take the first right onto the B711 to Roberton.

As you turn onto the B711, you cross a bridge and then follow the road into the hills. Just as you leave Roberton village take the first left turn down the hill - it is signposted Chisholme Institute. This is a single-track road with passing places. Follow it down and along the valley until you come to a left fork in the road. Turn left here (also signposted; do NOT drive straight on towards Craik Forest). The road takes you over a bridge and up the hill onto open moorland with a small wooded area on your left. The turn-off to Chisholme is a sharp left turn, towards the end of this wooded area. There is a blue name board by the gate into the estate.

By air

The nearest Airports are Edinburgh and Newcastle; Glasgow is also possible, although further away. If using public transport it is best to use Edinburgh airport. From there take the Airlink shuttle bus or tram (frequent service) to the City Centre, to the main bus or railway station (Waverley); then see instructions below for the X95 bus from Edinburgh to Hawick, or the Borders Railway as far as Galashiels. Pick-up from all three Airports can be arranged on request.

By train and bus

The X95 bus service serves Hawick from Edinburgh and Carlisle. Bus timetables can be found on the First Bus website.

From Edinburgh the X95 (First Borders) starts from Edinburgh Bus Station, St. Andrews Square, near Waverley railway station. You can also board the bus at North Bridge. In Hawick get off at Morrisons Supermarket, Mart St. A taxi from Hawick is about £14 or phone us to see if we can collect you.

There is now a train from Edinburgh, Waverley, to Galashiels and Tweedbank, which takes under an hour and runs every half-hour. From Galashiels you can then take the X95 bus on to Hawick. This is slightly more expensive, but the train is a far more comfortable journey through the beautiful Borders countryside. For the Borders Railway timetable visit scotrail.co.uk

From Carlisle the X95 bus stop is across the road from the Railway Station. The first stop in Hawick is Buccleuch Street.

To get to Edinburgh or Carlise by train, see the Trainline or Virgin Trains sites. Fares are much cheaper if booked in advance. To book trains by phone, contact The TrainLine on 08457 222333.

If you need further help with your travel plans, please email info@chisholme.org,
or telephone +44 (0)1450 880 215



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