Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre

Ancrum, Jedburgh, TD8 6UQ | Tel: 01835 830 306         

Beautiful countryside and a great outdoor play park mean there’s always lots to do, whatever the weather. Discover why Harestanes is one of the Borders' best-loved attractions.

Opening times

1 April to 31 October 2017
Open daily from 10am - 5pm

Admission is free.

Access routes and neighbouring craft businesses are open all year.

Crafts businesses at Harestanes operate separately from the visitor centre and their opening times may differ from the visitor centre.

Events and exhibitions

There’s a full programme of outdoor and indoor events and exhibitions from April to October.


Harestanes holds a Gold award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme (www.green-business.co.uk) and is a 4 star VisitScotland attraction.

Walking and cycling

Discover the local countryside on foot and by bike. Harestanes has a range of waymarked paths including St Cuthbert's Way, one of the country's most popular long-distance trails.

A network of quiet public roads provides options for cyclists, including the popular 4 Abbeys Route.

Room for hire

Hire our courtyard room for meetings, training events, parties and group visits. Assistance available for school and nursery classes. Download an information sheet for details.


Free public Wifi. Gift shop. Toilets.


Savour the taste of freshly-ground FairTrade coffee with delicious scones and traybakes from the café.

Disabled access

  • Most of the visitor centre is on the ground floor and is wheelchair-accessible (the first-floor games room is inaccessible).
  • There is paved parking at the main door (button press to open).
  • There is an induction loop for hearing aid users in the Gallery.

Travel by bus

The nearest request stop for buses is the A68 / B6400 junction, 10 minutes’ walk from Harestanes. Visit Traveline Scotland for timetables.

If you would like further information on any aspect of Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre, simply click here to email the team.


Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre Timetable

Saturday 24 February

  •   Time Activity
  • Sorry, there are currently no activities available on this day.

Contact details


Tel: 01835 830 306