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The Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders is perfectly positioned as perhaps the easiest destination in Scotland to reach, full of rolling hills, open countryside and picturesque coastline. It's also rich in history, including spellbinding abbeys, textile mills and awe-inspiring stately homes and castles. 

Map of the Scottish Borders

Explore The Scottish Borders

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How to travel to and around the Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders is so simple to get to it's no wonder people return here time and again. Spanning 1,800 square miles, it sits just south of Edinburgh & The Lothians, to the north east of Dumfries & Galloway and borders with Northumberland in the north of England. 

Getting to


The Scottish Borders is accessible by train on the East Coast main line between London and Edinburgh, which stops at nearby Dunbar and North Berwick in East Lothian, and in Berwick-upon-Tweed, which is located just across the border with England. 

Check out the LNER website for details

The Borders Railway makes the region more accessible than ever. Connecting Edinburgh with Tweedbank, the line allows for a journey time of just under an hour and calls at 10 charming towns in both Midlothian and the Borders.  

Visit the Borders Railway website for more information


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Getting around

Bus and coach

You could always sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving. Take one of the many bus services Borders Buses runs between the towns.  

Plan your journey on the Borders Buses website


A tip from your local expert

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Visit the Buy Design Gallery & Harestanes Visitor Centre before taking a walk to the 150ft tall Waterloo Monument on Peniel Heugh where you will be blown away by the uninterrupted panoramic views across The Borders.


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