Towns and villages in the Scottish Borders

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  • Classic cars driving through the streets of Selkirk
    Classic cars driving through the streets of Selkirk
  • Looking across the River Teviot to Hawick
    The River Teviot in Hawick
  • Looking onto a sign, some shops and houses in Jedburgh
    Jedburgh
  • Looking along the main street through the centre of Peebles
    Looking along the main street in Peebles
  • The harbour at St Abbs
    The harbour at St Abbs

Find more about the towns and villages in the Scottish Borders with information on history, attractions and more.

Plan a visit to one of the Scottish Borders’ towns and villages to learn more or find the perfect base for accommodation on your holiday.

World motor racing champion Jim Clark was raised near Duns, which is home to a museum dedicated to his life. Coldstream lies on the River Tweed and you can discover the area's military connections in the town's museum. Visit the Jedforest Deer and Farm Park in Jedburgh to handle bird of prey, or uncover the history of Hawick at the town's Reivers Festival in March.

Admire contemporary art, ceramics and sculptures at the Flat Cat Gallery in Lauder while you can catch a show at the Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre in Peebles.

Once described by Sir Walter Scott as the ‘prettiest, if not the most romantic town in Scotland’, Kelso is home to a ruined abbey and the towers of Smailholm and Greenknowe which demonstrate its fascinating past. Find out more about this beautiful town on the Visit Kelso website.

Read more about the historic town of Eyemouth on the Visit Eyemouth website and be inspired by its fine coastal scenery, or why not head to Innerleithen, home to some exhilarating cycling and mountain biking routes including the challenging Megget and Talla?

Use the information listings to find out more on the towns and villages of the Scottish Borders.

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  1. Walkerburn

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    Walkerburn

    The small village of Walkerburn sits by the River Tweed 2 miles east of Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders..

  2. Swinton

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    Swinton

    The pretty village of Swinton lies between Coldstream and Duns in Berwickshire, Scottish Borders.

  3. Reston

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    Reston

    Now a quiet borders village, Reston was once a hub for livestock trade in the south of Scotland.

  4. Galashiels

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    Galashiels

    Galashiels lies in the narrow valley of the Gala Water, close to its meeting with the River Tweed, in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

  5. Gordon

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    Gordon

    A small village south of Kelso, Gordon flourished in the 19th century with the coming of the railways.

  6. Auchencrow

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    Auchencrow

    A small pleasant village near the A1 and south of the Lammermuir Hills, Auchencrow was known in the past for its links with witchcraft.

  7. Eyemouth

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    Eyemouth

    The historic town of Eyemouth, 5 miles north of the border with England, boasts a natural harbour and fine coastal scenery.

  8. Denholm

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    Denholm

    This rural village near Hawick is set around two traditional greens by the River Teviot and is known for its historic knitting industry.

  9. Chirnside

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    Chirnside

    In the south east of the Scottish Borders between Duns and Berwick-upon-Tweed, Chirnside has an impressive parish church, good local walks and some famous sons.

  10. Tweedsmuir

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    Tweedsmuir

    The picturesque village of Tweedsmuir is situated beside the River Tweed, three miles west of Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

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