Welcome to Scottish Borders
A land of inspiring beauty
Explore the gateway to Scotland, with miles of peaceful woodlands, hills, and coastline. A legendary history leaves fascinating monuments, great houses, and castles to explore. The inspiring landscape has created generations of artists and writers - the most famous being Sir Walter Scott.
Fall under the spell of the beauty and enthralling history of the area; discover a gentler pace of life amid the sweeping valleys, emerald forests and heather-clad moorlands of this outstanding part of the world. With excellent local food and drink, a range of outdoor pursuits and a flourishing cultural scene, the Scottish Borders will captivate you from the moment you arrive. With snow-capped peaks in winter, abundant wildlife in spring and summer and spectacular autumn displays, the Scottish Borders is stunning at any time of year.
Today's tranquil landscapes belie a turbulent past, visible through romantic heroes, marauding Rivers, castles, forts and abbeys now shared with the area's proud and passionate people. Local towns, with their own characteristics and character are attractions in their own right!
Outdoor adventures abound from the world famous 7stanes mountain biking sites and Go Ape in the Tweed Valley Forest Park to the ancient footpaths of St Cuthberts Way. Fish on the River Tweed - the 'Queen of salmon rivers' or in well stocked local lochs or play golf on up to 20 of the friendliest courses in the country
Renowned for its agricultural heritage and plentiful natural larder the stunning rural and coastal surroundings provide delicious produce which can be enjoyed in the regions' attractive local shops and eating places.
Excellent road and rail routes link into miles of quiet, scenic roads where driving and cycling is a real pleasure and the walking routes such as the Borders Abbey Way rival most others in the country.