Explore the Scottish Borders

The landscape of the Scottish Borders varies from west to east. From the rolling hills in the west and beautiful St Marys Loch, the rural character of the central Borders to the east coast where the North Sea crashes the jagged coastline.

The world famous River Tweed crosses the entire area of the Scottish Borders flowing gradually to the east into the North Sea at Berwick upon Tweed. Along the banks of this beautiful river you’ll find lovely towns such as Peebles, Melrose and Kelso.

The Scottish Borders has a colourful past which belies its serene landscape. The many stately homes, haunting castles and four magnificent abbeys are testament to its rich and occasionally turbulent history.  The area is steeped in history as it was once the home of Christian monks who lived in the magnificent Border Abbeys of Dryburgh, Melrose, Kelso and Jedburgh in the 13th and 14th centuries. Later the Borders were the scene of a devastating battle at Flodden Field and witnessed continuous raids along the Anglo-Scottish border from the Border Reivers.

It’s a fascinating area for those who love history but also for people who like to walk, cycle and discover the many different faces of this wonderful part of Scotland.

Explore the Scottish Borders Guide

Download this guide from the Visit Scotland website that lists attractions, activities, eating out, and more…