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What’s on Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders is noted for its hills and moorlands, valleys and rivers, and its rocky Berwickshire coastline. The area has many friendly towns and picturesque villages to explore - as well as castles, abbeys, stately homes and museums. The Scottish Borders is a paradise for hillwalkers and cyclists of all abilities - and the River Tweed provides some of the best fishing in Scotland. Famous for its textiles, the Scottish Borders is an ideal place to buy knitwear, tweeds and tartans. It’s also rugby union territory - and if you time it right, you may also get the chance to go to one or more of the games in the Scottish Borders annual Rugby Sevens tournament. The somewhat turbulent history of the Scottish Borders is commemorated every year in the Common Ridings and other annual local festivals.

regional highlights

Year-round, Scottish Borders:

Thought to be the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart, Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry.

Year-round, Scottish Borders:

Discover passionate collectors, racing legends, famous painters and local history in a historic house within a beautiful Victorian park.

Year-round, Scottish Borders:

The Chambers Institution was established by William Chambers, one of the founders of the famous publishing house, in 1859.

Year-round, Scottish Borders:

Sitting by the Tweed River, and with its medieval ruins remarkably complete, it is easy to envisage monasticc life at Dryburgh.

Year-round, Scottish Borders:

Founded initially as a priory by King David I in 1138, Jedburgh Abbey was a frequent target for invading border armies.

Year-round, Scottish Borders:

Situated just a couple of miles from Peebles town centre, Kailzie Gardens in the Scottish Borders are open seven days a week throughout the year.


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