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The Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders consist of 1,800 square miles of unspoilt and tranquil rolling countryside that stretches south of Edinburgh and the Lothians to the English border in Scotland’s south east corner. To the east is the magnificent Berwick coastline and to the west is Dumfries and Galloway.

This is an area where visitors can enjoy the very best outdoor activities; learn about the fascinating history and culture of the area by visiting its many historical and cultural sites of interest and simply soak up its untouched and natural beauty.

The Berwickshire coast is perfect for stunning cliff-top walks and the Berwickshire Coastal Path runs from Eyemouth to St. Abbs affording great sea views. This coastline has some very dramatic cliffs and charismatic fishing villages.

St. Abbs is popular with holidaymakers who come here to walk and see the wonderful marine and bird life; the waters in this area provide the perfect conditions for a diverse range of sea life including grey seals, dolphins, whales and seabirds. The St. Abbs Head Nature Reserve is well known for the conservation work it does to maintain the pristine condition of this stretch of coastline.

The River Tweed and Tweed Valley is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, with a host of wonderful walking routes and off-road mountain bike trail and includes the 7 stanes mountain bike centre. Keen anglers will of course also know that this area is famous for the quality of its salmon fishing rivers.

The regions border towns include Galashiels, known for its textiles and 19th century architecture, Peebles situated on the River Tweed, a handsome and sophisticated little town with parkland and river side-walks, and Selkirk which has great views of St. Mary’s Loch.

Also of interest is Kelso, much favoured by Sir Walter Scott, for its wonderful architecture and cultural past. Close by Scotland’s largest inhabited house, Floors Castle, occupies acres of parkland which overlooks the River Tweed. The castle itself houses collections of paintings, furniture and porcelain.

At Melrose, Abbotsford, the former residency of Sir Walter Scott, remains one of the most famous houses in the world. Here there is a visitor centre and family play trail for the children – well worth a visit.

This region has not always been as peaceful as it is today; historically it’s been the focal point for many cross border conflicts which can be evidenced by the large number of castles and grand stately homes that can be found throughout the area; it also provides some fascinating days out for visitors!

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in the Scottish Borders today.
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  • St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders×
    9.1 8 reviews
    9.1 8 reviews

    St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders

    Ref: CC538025
    Coastal Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile Garden / Patio Sea View
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  • Drumelzier, near Peebles, Scottish Borders×
    9.6 35 reviews
    9.6 35 reviews

    Drumelzier, near Peebles, Scottish Borders

    Ref: UK5629
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pets go free Detached Garden / Patio Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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  • St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders×
    9 21 reviews
    9 21 reviews

    St Abbs Head, The Scottish Borders

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    Coastal Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile Detached Garden / Patio Sea View
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    St Abbs - Keepers Fold
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  • Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×
    8.8 9 reviews
    8.8 9 reviews

    Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

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    Coastal Wifi Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Coast within 1 mile Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities
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  • Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders×
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    Jedburgh, The Scottish Borders

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  • Denholm, The Scottish Borders×
    9.1 17 reviews
    9.1 17 reviews

    Denholm, The Scottish Borders

    Ref: W43341
    Car parking on site Pets go free Detached Garden / Patio Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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  • Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish Borders×
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    9.5 4 reviews

    Fountainhall, near Stow, The Scottish Borders

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    Wifi Enclosed Garden / Patio Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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    Middletoun Cottages - South Lodge
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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×
    8 1 reviews
    8 1 reviews

    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy
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  • Oxton, near Lauder, The Scottish Borders×
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    10 5 reviews

    Oxton, near Lauder, The Scottish Borders

    Ref: UKC3466
    Luxury Car parking on site Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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  • Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders×
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    Near Selkirk, The Scottish Borders

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    Whitmuir Hall - Rob Roy
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    Whitmuir Hall - Marmion
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    Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth
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    Whitmuir Hall - Woodstock
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  • St Abbs, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders×
    9.5 10 reviews
    9.5 10 reviews

    St Abbs, near Eyemouth, The Scottish Borders

    Ref: UK5384
    Coastal Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Sea View
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  • Coldingham, near Eyemouth, Berwickshire×
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    Coldingham, near Eyemouth, Berwickshire

    Ref: UK5930
    Coastal Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location Woodburning Stove Baby and Toddler Friendly
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