Wildlife attractions in the Scottish Borders

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  • A couple feed some ponies handfuls of grass, Scottish Borders
    A couple feed some ponies handfuls of grass, Scottish Borders
  • Kailzie Chicken Village at Kailzie Gardens, near Peebles
    Kailzie Chicken Village at Kailzie Gardens, near Peebles
  • Salmon Leap Walk at the Salmon Viewing Centre, Philiphaugh Estate in Selkirk
    Salmon Leap Walk at the Salmon Viewing Centre, Philiphaugh Estate in Selkirk
  • The Salmon Viewing Centre, Philiphaugh Estate, Selkirk
    The Salmon Viewing Centre, Philiphaugh Estate, Selkirk

While visiting the Scottish Borders, it's easier than you think to get up close and personal to wildlife at a wide range of attractions across the region. Home to a wide range of wildlife amble through the many picturesque parks and gardens or spot wildlife at viewing centres throughout the Borders.

On a leisurely riverside walk through the award-winning Wilton Lodge Park, you could perhaps spy a red squirrel. From red squirrels to meeting another local redhead, roam the Jedforest Deer and Farm Park, set in the beautiful Jed Valley overlooking the Cheviot Hills, and discover red deer and many more species besides. The park also includes a falconry with owls, hawks and eagles, as well as a collection of rar