Situated in the south east of Scotland, the regions of Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders all blend rich history, landscapes, thrilling outdoor activities and much more.
Experiencing all that these enchanting regions have to offer is easier than ever before, thanks to the
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The Borders Railway connects
Travelling the full length of the line from Edinburgh to Tweedback takes around 55 minutes. The line is 30 miles long (49 km) and passes over and through 140 bridges and tunnels, including the majestic Lothianbridge Viaduct in Newtongrange and the beautiful Redbridge Viaduct near Tweedbank.
During peak times, the train service runs half hourly from both Edinburgh and Tweedbank - check
Prices vary depending on the time of day that you travel, whether you book a single or return, and if you are eligible for any discounts. There are also a range of travel passes and railcards that could make your travel cheaper.
You can also purchase the
A special steam train service usually runs in August, but is currently not running. Board a steam train at Linlithgow in West Lothian for a beautiful journey across the iconic Forth Road Bridge, through Edinburgh, and along the Borders Railway.
The Borders Railway follows part of a historic railway line that was originally opened between Edinburgh and Hawick in 1849, before being extended to Carlisle. The line, which became known as the Waverley Route, closed in 1969. Work on the new Borders Railway route began in 2013, and was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in September 2015.
The Borders Railway offers a quick and comfortable way to discover some of the best attractions in the Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. Here are seven things to do along the route from Edinburgh to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders.
Within fifteen minutes you can walk from Waverley Train Station to
Travel details: Take a 35-minute ride on
Next stop, Newtongrange! Alight here for the
Travel details: The museum is a five-minute walk from Newtongrange Train Station.
The beautiful town of Galashiels in the
Travel details: It is a 10 minute walk from the station.
Alight at Tweedbank for
Travel details: It's under 20 minutes' walk from Tweedbank Station, or a five-minute ride on the
Looking to explore more of the Scottish Borders - how about a trip to
Travel details: Take a leisurely 45-minute walk from Tweedbank Railway Station, or around a ten minute ride on a X62, or 68
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