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Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders is perfectly positioned as perhaps the easiest destination in Scotland to reach; Edinburgh & The Lothians lie to the north, Dumfries & Galloway to the west, and Northumberland in northern England to the south.

Explore the rolling hills and open countryside and picturesque coastline, full of spellbinding abbeys, awe-inspiring stately homes and castles, and the time-honoured and truly unique Common Ridings. 

Travel to and around the Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders is so simple to get to it's no wonder people return here time and again. Spanning 1,800 square miles, it sits just south of Edinburgh & The Lothians, to the north east of Dumfries & Galloway and borders with Northumberland in the north of England. 

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