The only tourist route that begins outside Scotland, the Borders Historic Route picks up near Carlisle before passing into the lush countryside of the Scottish Borders. Follow the route to Edinburgh and explore the charming villages you pass en route before reaching Scotland’s historic capital city.
Discover why runaway couples would flee here to get married.
Learn about the famous Scottish Borders’ textile industry, including knitwear and tweed.
See tartan being woven from scratch.
Watch the glassblowers at work making glasses, plates and glass panels.
Tour the former home of the famous Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott.
Experience the sights and sounds of a working Victorian coal mine.
Sample local beer or pick up bottles to take home.
Walk amongst hundreds of jewel coloured butterflies.
Get active on the cycling and walking trails and kids adventure playground.
Tour Scotland’s most famous castle and see the Scottish crown jewels.