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. St Abbs

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    St Abbs

    St Abbs is a fishing village north of Eyemouth on the Berwickshire coast.

  2. Innerleithen

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    Innerleithen

    The small town of Innerleithen lies between Peebles and Galashiels in the Scottish Borders.

  3. Kirk Yetholm

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    Kirk Yetholm

    Yetholm is a village straddling the Bowmont River on the edge of the Cheviot Hills, close to the English Border.

  4. Bonchester Bridge

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    Bonchester Bridge

    The village of Bonchester Bridge is located next to the Rule Water to the south east of the busy market town of Hawick.

  5. Kelso

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    Kelso

    A picturesque country town, Kelso lies in a fine setting at the junction of the rivers Tweed and Teviot.

  6. 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.

  7. Duns

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    Duns

    Duns is formally the county town of Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders. It still retains the air of an old Scottish burgh with its spacious market square.

  8. Peebles

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    Peebles

    The Ancient and Royal Burgh of Peebles is a genteel, handsome town on the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.

  9. Newcastleton

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    Newcastleton

    The pretty village of Newcastleton is situated on the Liddel Water in Liddesdale, east of Langholm.

  10. Melrose

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    Melrose

    The picturesque town of Melrose is located next to the Eildon Hills and is the birthplace of Rugby Sevens.

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