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“Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick.”
Review of Wilton Lodge Park

Wilton Lodge Park
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Hawick
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The best, largest, and most beautiful public park in the Scottish Borders. We can't all have grand stately homes, but in Hawick we can all enjoy our own beautiful, extensive parkland and gardens. (It's supposed to be the same acreage as the Vatican City.) It was once the parkland of the old Langlands Estate, which was acquired by the town, along with the Wilton Lodge Mansion, which became the Hawick Museum. Don't we all just love it. It is a beautifully tranquil place, which many a "stately castle" might well envy.
The River Teviot runs right past it, where children feed the ducks, watch the herons, and Boy Scouts sometimes put their canoes on the river near the Laurie Bridge. The Wilton Dean Burn runs through it, creating a lovely waterfall and a shady glen, before flowing through the gardens to join the Teviot. The avenue leading up to the Museum is lovely and shady, being bordered by many beautiful, mature trees. The gardens in front of the museum are gorgeous. The Walled Garden, up on a higher level, is lovely, mature, well-kept, and a blaze of colour in summer - a lovely place to sit.
In addition to all this, it has a play-park area for children, tennis courts, crazy golf, a small cafe, an extensive, green area for events like a Medieval Fair, and playing fields for rugby, hockey and football.

Thank Evelyn W
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

If your visiting Hawick a trip to wilton lodge park is a must .this park is huge with lots of rugby and football pitches aldo has tennis courts but even without the sports a nice walk round is a must at any time of year its just beautiful lovely old trees delightful flower beds and water features also a lovely war memorial statue Steve hislop and jim guthrie statues too .it also has a waterfall and crazy golf .the river teviot runs straight down the edge of the park too with a childrens playpark just over the river .numerous events take place all through the summer best place to find what's on is probably the local whats on guide that comes out every month im prety sure you would pick one ofthese guides up from the council ooffice's on the high street .overall fantastic park well worth a visit

Thank kenneth o
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is one of the best Victorian Parks I have visited, easily accessible with plenty of interest. The river walks and waterfall are excellent for those who like to just kick back and lazily spend the day.

Thank Brian H
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

As a local I am biased but do you want peaceful walks amongst glorious scenery, play things for children, a cuppa, putting, bouncy castle, beautiful flower displays, all weather sports fileds, a tumballing water fall,all these can by found at Wilton Lodge Park.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Hawick Park is well worth a visit, it is the largest Park in the borders, there is a good cafe there is plenty for children to do, putting crazy golf swings, there are playing fields and tennis court the Walled Gardens are kept lovely in the summer.

Thank sunseeker2277
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