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Famously Hawick
How to get here

By Road

Hawick is located on the main A7 route (which runs between Edinburgh and Carlisle) in the southern half of the Scottish Borders.



The Borders Distillery – TD9 7AQ

Hawico – TD9 9QA

Johnstons of Elgin – TD9 8AA

William Lockie – TD9 7AQ

Lovat Mill – TD9 7AQ


From the North

From Edinburgh and Midlothian, follow the A7 route south to Hawick Or if travelling south on the A68, follow the route south towards Jedburgh before turning right onto the A698 (just south of Ancrum and before Jedburgh) signposted Denholm and Hawick.


If you are travelling from Peebles and the western Borders, follow the A72 and then the A707 to Selkirk before following the A7 from Selkirk to Hawick.


If you are travelling by road from Glasgow, it is possible to travel via Peebles (see route above) or alternatively you can travel to Edinburgh on the M8 Motorway and A720 Edinburgh City Bypass before following the A7 south to Hawick.


From the South

From Newcastle-upon-Tyne, travel along the A696, then the A68 through Northumberland National Park and into the Scottish Borders at Carter Bar. Just after Carter Bar turn left onto the A6088 and then follow the A698 into Hawick.


If you are travelling from Carlisle, simply follow the A7 from Carlisle to Hawick.

Distances by road and approximate driving times


Carlisle City Centre – 44 miles. 1 hour and 8 minutes

Newcastle upon Tyne City Centre – 63 miles. 1 hour and 30 minutes

Newcastle International Airport – 64 miles. 1 hour and 30 minutes   

Port of Tyne, near Newcastle upon Tyne – 69 miles. 1 hour and 40 minutes

Edinburgh International Airport – 57 miles. 1 hour and 30 minutes

Edinburgh City Centre – 50 miles. 1 hour and 30 minutes

Glasgow International Airport – 108 miles. 2 hours and 10 minutes.

By Train

From Edinburgh Waverley:

The Borders Railway offers regular services to Midlothian and the Scottish Borders, stopping at Eskbank, Newtongrange and Gorebridge in Midlothian, and Stow, Galashiels and Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders. Local buses to Hawick are available from Galashiels and Tweedbank.


From the South:

Travelling from the south, you can connect to the Borders Railway at Edinburgh Waverley or switch to Borders Buses for local connections at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Alternatively, the West Coast Line from London stops at Carlisle where you can connect with local bus services to Hawick.

By Bus

From Edinburgh:

From the city centre, catch Borders Buses from the Scottish capital to head further south and into the Scottish Borders. Take service number X95 to Carlisle which travels via Hawick.

From Carlisle:

Take Borders Buses service number X95 to Edinburgh via Hawick.


From Berwick-upon-Tweed:

Catch Borders Buses services 60 or 67 to head to the heart of the Borders and Galashiels Transport Interchange, where you can change onto the X95 service to Hawick.

By Air

Hawick can be reached from Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport in the west, Edinburgh International Airport to the north, Newcastle International Airport to the southeast. You can connect to public transport options or hire a car at each of these airports.

By Sea

In the East:

Edinburgh’s principal port for cruise ships is Port Leith. Further cruise ship ports are located off the coast at Eyemouth and at Berwick-upon-Tweed and Newcastle. While ferries from Holland also dock at Newcastle.

In the West:

There are two ferry connections between the South of Scotland and Northern Ireland: Stena Line offers regular services between Belfast and Cairnryan in Dumfries & Galloway, while P&O Ferries operates a connection between Larne and Cairnryan. 


The Borders Distillery

The Borders Distillery has its own private parking for visitors to the Distillery and Visitor Centre.

Hawico Visitor Centre and Factory Store

On street parking at Arthur Street in Hawick.

Johnstons of Elgin

Complimentary customer parking available at Eastfield Mill Heritage Centre, Retail Store and Coffee Shop. Limited disabled parking spaces available.


William Lockie

Ample parking is available in the Common Haugh Car Park which is located across the road from the William Lockie Knitwear store.


Lovat Mill

Parking is available for Lovat Mill customers directly outside the shop.

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