The Borders

The Borders are a southern region of Scotland, covered with rolling hills, moorland, gentle valleys, and high agricultural plains contrasted by rocky Berwickshire coastline with secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages. 


The river Tweed flows from the west to the east through the region, which is characterised by a gentle pace of life.The Borders played a big role in shaping Scottish history as they were the cradle for the spread of Christianity in Scotland and the North of England.

The main towns of the Borders are Galashiels, Selkirk, Hawick, Jedburgh, Earlston, Kelso, St Boswells, Peebles, Melrose and Tweedbank. All of them are relatively small and make enjoyable options for day trips outside of the city.

There are parks, squares and churches which spark imagination and take you back in time to enjoy the best of traditional Scotland. The Abbey in Melrose is thought to have the heart of Robert the Bruce buried in its grounds and there is a plaque marking the spot.

Because of their gently varied geography, the Borders are a perfect destination for cycling, hill walking, driving and bird watching.