Stow is an excellent centre for touring and discovering the Scottish Borders . This is a land of legend, mystery and history lying as it does at the Border of Scotland and England it has seen many turbulent events , many of which are still remembered in the local historical festivals eg Lauder Common Riding in July.
Rich in castles and stately homes eg Floors, Traquair, Abbotsford and Thirlestane, to mention but a few, all open to visitors. The pleasant border towns eg Melrose and Peebles are in easy reach of Stow.
The borders is the centre of the cashmere and wool industry and many mills have their own shops where prices can be lower than in city tourist shops.
Edinburgh, Scotland's majestic capital city is within easy reach by public transport or by car. There is something of interest for everybody in Edinburgh surely one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations, and not to be missed on a visit to Scotland.
Stay in the country and visit Edinburgh.