Despite its relatively remote position Hawick is well placed for exploring the borders and Edinburgh, Glasgow, Carlisle and Newcastle are all easily drivable. The rolling hills are popular with walkers and its well worth bringing the golf clubs as, should you be inclined, there are several good courses in the immediate area.
There are a number of comfortable bed and breakfasts in Hawick which provide good value accommodation in the town.
Your stay may coincide with one of the many festivals or events in the town organised by the active and friendly community that actively celebrates its past and traditions. Often a stop off point for holiday makers heading north or south Hawick is well worthy as a holiday destination in its own right.