48 hours

If you're only in the region for 48 hours...

If you're only in the region for 48 hours...

You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it.

Bisley at Braidwood

Bisley at Braidwood

Bisley at Braidwood is home to fantastic clay shooting for all the family, the country’s first 100m rifle pipe range, a skeet range, air gun range, and a relaxing clubhouse with café, restaurant, retail store and gunroom.

Burts Hotel

Burts Hotel

The award-winning restaurant at Burts Hotel is one of Scotland’s finest. Here you will find a truly gastronomic experience in elegant surroundings. The restaurant has been awarded two AA Rosettes every year since 1995.

Dawyck Botanic Garden

Dawyck Botanic Garden

There are treasures in every season at Dawyck Botanic Garden, from swathes of snowdrops and daffodils in early spring to spectacular displays of azaleas, rhododendrons and pools of meconopsis in early summer.

Don Coyote Outdoor Centre

Don Coyote Outdoor Centre

The Don Coyote Outdoor Centre is an action-packed adventure centre a short drive from Edinburgh. Set in the glorious Scottish Borders countryside it offers clay pigeon shooting, 22 rifle shooting, archery and air rifle shooting.

Dryburgh Hotel

Dryburgh Hotel

Dryburgh Hotel is situated in the very heart of the Scottish Borders and is justifiably proud of what the area has to offer in terms of food produce. As a result the menu is all about local produce and what is available on the day.

Floors Castle

Floors Castle

Floors Castle has been welcoming visitors for over 40 years and one of its main attractions is that it is still a family home. This gives the house such life and charm and it sets it apart from most historic houses.

Glentress Forest

Glentress Forest

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.

Hermitage Castle

Hermitage Castle

Hermitage Castle is found in a beautiful location in Liddesdale. The castle also has a romantic past, with the Mary of Queen of Scots visiting her secret lover, the 4th Earl of Bothwell here when he was injured and on his sickbed.

Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum

Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum

Jedburgh Castle Jail & Museum is an impressive building with stunning views across the town. As well as learning about the history of the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh, the jail gives visitors the chance to experience life in a 1820s prison.

Johnstons of Elgin

Johnstons of Elgin

Visitors are welcome to find out more about the production process on one of the free mill tours, available at Johnstons of Elgin in Hawick. The 5 star visitor destination has a heritage centre, shop and coffee shop.

Mary Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre

Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre

Mary Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre is located within a 16th century towerhouse, set in a pear tree garden in the heart of Jedburgh. Explore the town’s connections with Mary Queen of Scots at this fascinating visitor centre.

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey

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.

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel

Dating from 1446, Rosslyn Chapel took over 40 years to complete. The beauty of its setting and the mysterious symbolism of its ornate stonework have inspired, intrigued and attracted visitors ever since.

Scottish Seabird Centre

Scottish Seabird Centre

Get back to nature with a visit to the award-winning Scottish Seabird Centre. In the Discovery Centre control interactive live cameras on the local islands to zoom in on the amazing wildlife in its natural habitat.

Stobo Japanese Water Garden

Stobo Japanese Water Garden

Stobo Japanese Water Garden is a beautiful, secluded woodland garden. While water is probably the main feature of the garden, the layout echoes facets of a more conventional Japanese garden.

The Kilt Shop

The Kilt Shop

The Kilt Shop, Galashiels, is a family-run business in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The shops aim is to continue supplying a blend of classic and contemporary Highland wear, both for sale and through a hire range.

The Townhouse Hotel

The Townhouse Hotel

At the Townhouse Hotel there is an extensive array of fine wines or you can sample a few of the many malt whiskies on offer. If you’re unsure, the Henderson family are on hand to help you make the right choice.

Traquair House

Traquair House

Traquair House offers a wide and exciting range of tours and events throughout the year. The tours range from the free-roaming pass to an exclusive guided tour with Catherine Maxwell Stuart, the 21st Lady of Traquair.

VisitScotland iCentres

VisitScotland iCentres

If you’re looking for the true spirit of The Scottish Borders, start your search at one of the VisitScotland iCentres. You will get pointed in the direction of the best the region has to offer and find out a few local secrets.

Woodside Garden

Woodside Garden

Woodside Garden is home to a large and well-stocked plant centre, filled with plants professionally-grown at its own nursery site. As well as plants sourced from other British growers including the famous David Austin Roses.