Mary, Queen of Scots' House, where she was ill after riding 30 miles to Hermitage and back to visit James Hepburn, the Earl of Bothwell who was himself wounded, and falling into a bog on the way home. This house belonged to the Kerrs of nearby Ferniehirst Castle (where it is likely she may have been cared for instead). The house has an interesting feature, a left-handed staircase built for the Kerrs (who were left-handed) in the 16th century, to enable them to wield their sword more easily.
Ferniehurst Castle The Borders, Scotland This 16th-century castle is the seat of the Clan Kerr, and you can dine just like them in your giant banquet hall. Build up an appetite big enough to deserve such a grand room while salmon fishing on the nearby River Tweed or practicing your swing on local golf courses.