Scottish Borders

A lovely holiday destination in its own right...

The main gateway to Scotland from the south and a lovely holiday destination in its own right the Scottish Borders covers some eighteen hundred square miles of rolling hills and moorland, gentle valleys, rich agricultural plains, and rugged coastline.

Discover ancient towns and friendly villages, castles, abbeys, stately homes and fascinating museums that tell the story of the exciting and often bloody history of this area. In a place so rich in natural assets its no surprise that this is a favourite with hillwalkers, cyclists and anglers who come to fish the River Tweed and its many tributaries.

The western borders have the scenic valleys and rounded green hills that characterise the lowland landscape and contains the source of the mighty River Tweed. In the scenic Tweed Valley on the River Tweed lies the royal burgh of Peebles. This ancient town has many fine old buildings, open parkland and pleasant riverside walks; there are also a series of footpaths and trails that snake through the surrounding hills. Close by are golf courses, fishing and mountain biking, with the Tweeddale Forest and Southern Upland Way within easy reach.

The Tweed Valley is littered with ruined castles and keeps, reminders of the turbulent 16th and 17th centuries when it was fought over by the English and the Scots, and subjected to seemingly endless clan warfare and Reiver's raids. Famous historic sights here include ruined 12th century abbeys at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose. Other attractions include Abbotsford, former home of Sir Walter Scott and grand stately homes such as Floors Castle and Paxton House.

The eastern borders landscape consists of low-lying hills, extensive moors, and dramatic coastline and of course the ever present River Tweed as it makes its way to the sea. Bordering the Lothian's to the north is the low Lammermuir Hills, with extensive grouse moors and wooded valleys; here there is excellent walking along the Southern Upland Way. The coastline is relatively short but extremely dramatic; a rugged coastal landscape of cliff top paths, towering red cliffs and rocky outcrops. Of particular note is St. Abb's Head National Nature Reserve comprising 200 acres of spectacular coastline and sheer seabird-nesting cliffs rising 300 feet above the water.

Steading Cottage

4 star rating

Hawick, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£399-£945

4 star rating
Hawick, Scottish Borders

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£399-£945

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

St Abbs - Lightkeepers Cottage

4 star rating

St Abbs Head, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£409-£1009

4 star rating
St Abbs Head, Scottish Borders

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£409-£1009

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Quarry Green

3 star rating

Bowden, Newton St Boswells, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£285-£525

3 star rating
Bowden, Newton St Boswells, Scottish Borders

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£285-£525

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2

Craigend Cottage

2 star rating

Broughton, near Biggar, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 3

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£409-£1019

2 star rating
Broughton, near Biggar, Scottish Borders

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£409-£1019

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 3

Woodbine Cottage

3 star rating

Newcastleton, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£319-£1025

3 star rating
Newcastleton, Scottish Borders

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£319-£1025

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Pets: 2

St Abbs - Lighthouse Retreat

3 star rating

St Abbs Head, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£365-£735

3 star rating
St Abbs Head, Scottish Borders

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£365-£735

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Annex At Fernyrig

4 star rating

Coldstream, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£335-£345

4 star rating
Coldstream, Scottish Borders

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£335-£345

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

St Abbs - Keepers Fold

3 star rating

St Abbs Head, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£295-£459

3 star rating
St Abbs Head, Scottish Borders

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£295-£459

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Hirsel - Lakeview

4 star rating

Coldstream, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£349-£929

4 star rating
Coldstream, Scottish Borders

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£349-£929

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Post House

4 star rating

Westruther, near Lauder, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 7
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£515-£1309

4 star rating
Westruther, near Lauder, Scottish Borders

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£515-£1309

Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

Rock Cottage

3 star rating

St Abbs, near Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£379-£689

3 star rating
St Abbs, near Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

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£379-£689

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Whitmuir Hall - Melrose

3 star rating

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 0

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£289-£849

3 star rating
Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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£289-£849

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 0

The Paddock

4 star rating

Kelso, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£565-£1395

4 star rating
Kelso, Scottish Borders

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£565-£1395

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Whitmuir Hall - Kenilworth

3 star rating

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 1

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£245-£609

3 star rating
Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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£245-£609

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 1

Heathfield

4 star rating

Denholm, Scottish Borders

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Number of Pets: 2

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£295-£599

4 star rating
Denholm, Scottish Borders

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£295-£599

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Pets: 2