Reasons to visit the Scottish Borders!
There are dozens of reasons to love it here – check out a few of our favourites.
Borders Book Festival
Celebrate summer with a visit to one of Britain’s friendliest book festivals, the Borders Book Festival. As well as seeing your favourite authors at their events, there are lots of things to do within Harmony Garden.
Borders Heritage Festival
As the Borders’ heritage is a key element of the regions rich and diverse environment, the Scottish Borders Heritage Festival celebrates the past through a wide range of events at numerous locations throughout the Borders.
Born in the Borders
Born in the Borders is an extraordinary visitor centre located next to the Scottish Borders Brewery. It brings together the best of everything that is grown, made, spun, produced, cooked and created in the area.
Perhaps the most beautiful of all the Border Abbeys, the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey are remarkably complete and surrounded by beautiful grounds. The Abbey boasts some of the best Gothic architecture in Scotland.
Glentress Forest is a mountain biking mecca deep in the heart of the stunning Tweed Valley. The biking experience here includes green, blue, red or black graded trails, as well as a magnificent multi-graded free-ride area.
With Go Ape you can enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on zip wires, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. It’s a hidden gem located in the tranquil Glentress Forest in Peebles.
Explore the fascinating Jedburgh Abbey along with its visitor centre and surrounding herb garden with aromatic plants. The church was built in the Romanesque and early Gothic styles and is remarkably complete.
Wander among the remains of a spectacular example of Scottish monastic architecture. The amazing Kelso Abbey was founded in the 1100s and was one of Scotland’s largest and wealthiest religious houses.
The exterior of this magnificent ruin is decorated by unusual sculptures, including hobgoblins, cooks with ladles and a bagpipe playing pig. Melrose Abbey is also thought to be the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart.