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Oxton is a rural village in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland, 4 miles north of Lauder. This area is an ideal base from which to explore Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. We are 22 miles south east of Edinburgh city centre, yet in a quiet rural position in which to fully appreciate the beauty of the Scottish Borders. With one of the main arterial routes between Scotland and England by-passing the village, Oxton keeps its charming rural image and feel to it.

This is a safe and friendly village, a place to relax or explore the many historical sites around the area- from old Roman Forts, underground bunkers to the now disused Lauder Light Railway. Have a look at our page Things To Do for more activities/interests.

The Tower Hotel is situated in the heart of Oxton and was built in 1903, and is locally known as the ‘Toor’ Hotel. There are a few hotels in nearby Lauder where you can get accommodation.

IMG_0278Noticeably Oxton is a village where everyone is made welcome. The villagers take great pride in Oxton and in the summer months, when there are many flowering baskets on display along Main Street, there is a certain tranquility about the village.

The Tower Hotel

The Tower Hotel pictured above, which opened again for business April 2013


Oxton has a Primary School with a part time nursery.

The Village shop is open 7 days a week and sells papers, grocery etc

                                                                                                                                  Channelkirk Parish Church is located a couple of miles north of the village, where it enjoys stunning views of the surrounding area.

Channelkirk Church (inside) 2012

Channelkirk parish church 2012

Thirlestane Castle, a historic family home dating back to the 13th Century is located at the southern end of Lauder. The Carfraemill Lodge, is 1 mile south of Oxton for dining and accommodation. To the north, heading towards Edinburgh, the Juniperlea and Stair Arms Hotel also offer a high standard of dining and accommodation facilities. Lauder is only 4 miles away with many specialized services and shops available.This includes the Spotty Dog for Delicatessen serving an excellent variety of foods and the Flatcat Gallery has a coffee shop beside their renowned Art Exhibitions, check their link for details.

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Village Mark by Becky Thomas


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