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The Scottish Borders is Scotland’s hidden gem, with its beautiful countryside, hills and rivers, historic market towns, and easy-going charm.

The region is a paradise for sport and outdoor fans, with fishing, golf, cycling, mountain biking and walking just some of the activities on offer.

Arts and culture lovers are spoilt for choice with our many historic houses, abbeys, exhibitions and festivals, including the famous Border common ridings with their spectacular horse cavalcades.

Melrose is right in the heart of it all, with its picturesque setting at the foot of the Eildon Hills, and its majestic abbey close to the River Tweed.

If you’re looking for a true breath of fresh air, look no further than the Scottish Borders!

Cinema & Theatre

Melrose is home to the Wynd theatre and if you are wanting to catch the latest blockbusters then check out the Pavilion Cinema in Galashiels. Read More

Cycling & Walking Holidays

If you are keen on the outdoors, cycling, walking, rambling or just exploring, then The Scottish Borders offers a treasure trove of trails and scenery to find. As you discover each town, be sure to research the local walks and trails – you will be amazed. At the same time, each area holds different events that draw visitors year after year. This website is kept updated with the latest information, and allow you to explore digitally prior to you trekking venture. Read More

Historic Properties

The Scottish Borders has some of the finest historic properties in the country. Read More

Museums and Galleries

Proud of their heritage, and with a lot of stories to tell, the towns in the Scottish Borders have galleries and museums galore. You could spend weeks, just in discovery of information about local heroes revered, battles fought and won, ancient relics on display, exhibitions and display of historic moments, as well as being amazed by the creative works of local artists on display. Read More

Outside the Scottish Borders

When you centre yourself in The Borders, you can access amazing places in all directions. You can drive to coast, walk into woodlands and forest, Cycle the best trails and climb for the best views. What ever your mode of transport, it is best to be based in the Scottish Borders. However, exploration from here is made easy. The train from Tweedbank near Melrose, takes you into Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, a short journey south and you are across the border into Northumberland. Within 2 hours you can drive to Glasgow and easily reach Stirling or Perth. Read More

Places of interest

You could spend a lifetime in the Scottish Borders and still not visit all the intriguing places hidden away! Read More

Scottish Border Towns

The Scottish Borders might not have any cities or motorways, but it does have some great historic towns. Read More

The Four Abbeys

The Scottish Borders is home to four of the most spectacular abbeys in Scotland. Kelso, Melrose, Dryburgh and Jedburgh. Read More

Touring Routes

In the Scottish Borders, you have easy access to many recognized touring routes, walking trails, cycle paths and nature trails. If it is scenery you want, you will not find better, as the region is abundant with trees, fields, rivers, bridges, wildlife, monuments and spectacular views. Many hours of planning have been done for you, and all documented so that you can find your way. All you need to do is turn, relax and enjoy. Read More