Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

A land of forest parks, ancient abbeys, ruined castles, literary links and a rich textile heritage, the Scottish Borders are Sir Walter Scott Country and that great line of defence on the English border brimming with the ancient ruins of conflict. Winding around the region is the circular Borders Abbeys Way which links up the major historic Border abbey towns of Jedburgh, Melrose, Kelso, Selkirk and Hawick. The Scottish Borders are home to some of our most spectacular Abbey ruins in Britain at Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh and Dryburgh.

Things to Do & See

Discover some of the best mountain biking in the UK at Glentress Forest near Pebbles, part of the 7 Stanes network of mountain biking forests. The region boasts around 21 premier golf courses and fishing experiences include fantastic salmon fishing on the River Tweed and sea fishing excursions from the beautiful Berwickshire coast. The southern area of the region borders the Cheviot Hills and Kielder Forest whilst in the north sits the rolling Lammermuirs and Pentland Hills, all offering a host of walking and activity opportunities.

Explore the Borders literary trail and take a tour of Sir Walter Scott’s fairytale estate, Abbotsford at Melrose. Enjoy some of the finest tweed and textiles centres in the country around famed Borders textiles centres like Hawick and Galashiels where you’ll find a selection of craft names across cashmere, tweed, tartan and knitwear.

Where to Stay

A rural region rich in heritage sites, with a coastline dotted with idyllic fishing villages, The Scottish Borders gives the visitor a real flavour of the old Scottish Burgh, with a warm welcome assured. The region offers an exceptional selection of luxury and quality B&Bs, cottages, small coaching inn hotels and caravan/ campsites. Find places to stay in the Scottish Borders online now!

Accommodation in the Scottish Borders

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    Welcoming Bed & Breakfast in Jedburgh, 100m from the historic town centre with free WiFi and a choice of double, twin and family rooms. Scottish breakfast included and bike storage
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    £362
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    Beautiful barn conversion in the Scottish Borders near Duns and Berwick, 1 of 3 cottages available separately or together. Private courtyard garden, parking. WiFi and rural views.
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    £362
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    Delightful barn conversion in the Scottish Borders near Duns, 1 of 3 cottages available together or individually. Private garden, family facilities, WiFi and views of the Cheviots.
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