The Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders

Local Area – The Scottish Borders

Covering about eighteen hundred square miles, the Scottish Borders stretches from the rolling hills and moorland in the west, through gentler valleys to the high agricultural plains of the east, and on to the rocky Berwickshire coastline with its secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages.

In the bright spring months, fresh new growth fills the valleys and forests of the Scottish Borders. Enjoy time to spare with the lure of lighter longer summer days or relax in more mellow shades of autumn when mauves and purples tint the moors. Crunch through the crisp frosts of winter, when early morning mist floats over the lowlands, and the snow capped hills sparkle in the distance. Land and sea, hills and moorland all sit happily side by side. Rivers and paths wind their way through untouched natural beauty whilst the more gentle pace of life subtly relaxes and revives you. Seasonal changes await to delight, every day at every turn.

The Scottish Borders is truly a destination for all seasons!

There are lots of family attractions and places to enjoy a day out across the Scottish Borders, from ancient castles and stately homes to fascinating museums and heritage centres. Whether you fancy a few hours with the family exploring a beautiful garden or want an active adventure at region’s the Go Ape and Rock UK centres, you’ll find great things to see and do.

Enjoy amazing scenery from quiet country roads at the week-long festival of bike riding, Tweedlove, or listen to world-renowned authors at the Borders Book Festival.

You may even wish to explore Borders history in the grounds of Old Gala House, Queen Mary‘s Gardens, Traquair House and Floors Castle; be inspired by the outstanding views at Wilton Lodge Park, Henderson Gardens and Monteviot House Gardens.

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