Self-confessed foodies who enjoy leisurely days exploring scenic countryside.
Things to see and do
The charming market towns, pretty villages and splendid rolling hills of the Scottish Borders make it a perfect region for touring. It also boasts an abundant natural larder and great eateries, so why not treat your taste buds and enjoy foodie experiences whilst exploring the area?
If coming from Edinburgh, your first stop could be Whitmuir the Organic Place in West Linton. Wander around the working farm, browse the shop for incredible organic produce, or grab something tasty and warming from the Larder Café. There's also an art gallery too!
For those with a sweet tooth, don't miss Cocoa Black chocolate boutique in Peebles, where you can enjoy indulgent tasty treats created by Ruth Hinks, the UK World Chocolate Master. Budding cooks can perfect their chocolate and pastry skills at The Chocolate & Pastry School.
In Jedburgh, Born in the Borders is the premier foodie destination. It’s home to a brewery, distillery and a well-stocked store packed with regional delights, as well as an innovative café and restaurant.
Or, at nearby Kelso, pop into The Cobbles - it's the brewery tap bar of Tempest Brewing Co., and has a great reputation for serving hearty, quality home cooking. Meat lovers will adore the steak menu, featuring fine cuts from the Scottish Borders' most renowned meat producers.
The Scottish Borders boasts great choices for both serviced and self-catering accommodation including quaint cottages, historic inns and family-run B&Bs.
Find accommodation in the Scottish Borders.
Save room for a tasty evening meal and book a table at the Blue Coo Bistrot and Bar at the Buccleuch Arms in St Boswells. This coaching inn dates from 1836 and has a menu which really showcases the best of the Scottish Borders' produce.
The Scottish Borders is easily reachable from both central Scotland and northern England by road. From Edinburgh, you can also get as far as Tweedbank, near Melrose, by taking the Borders Railway.