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. Ettrickbridge

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    Ettrickbridge

    A small quiet village by the Ettrick Waters, Ettrickbridge is south of Selkirk in the Scottish Borders.

  2. Romanno Bridge

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    Romanno Bridge

    This small, peaceful village on the Lyne Water lies three miles south of West Linton in the Scottish Borders.

  3. Chirnsidebridge

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    Chirnsidebridge

  4. Cockburnspath

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    Cockburnspath

    A coastal village which is popular with surfers and walkers thanks to the nearby beaches and coastal walks.

  5. Earlston

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    Earlston

    A small market town in an excellent location with great amenities and historic links to Thomas the Rhymer.

  6. Allanton

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    Allanton

    An old estate village with country charm to the east of Duns, Allanton is a great base for exploring the Scottish Borders’ countryside.

  7. Coldstream

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    Coldstream

    The small town of Coldstream lies on the north side of River Tweed, close to the border with England in Berwickshire.

  8. Swinton

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    Swinton

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

  9. Innerleithen

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    Innerleithen

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

  10. Burnmouth

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    Burnmouth

    Well known as the first and last village in Scotland off the A1, Burnmouth is just south of Eyemouth and has an operational harbour.

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