What makes the Borders such a hugely popular tourist destination is the sheer range of activities packed into such a small and accessible region. Walk, golf, fish, ride, off road, windsurfing, the list is long, the open Borders countryside and view nature at its seasonal best.
Whether using organised tours or exploring at your own pace, you can revel in the lively, cosmopolitan entertainment of the towns and cities, enjoy the wealth of artistic and cultural activities running throughout the year, sample some of the best cuisine in the world, explore the country's dramatic and colourful history and natural heritage, spectate from the sidelines or take a more active role in a wide variety of sporting pursuits, or trace your roots here.
Whichever activity you choose, you will be rewarded with a sense of achievement and perhaps even a close-up view of local wildlife such as red squirrels and deer. One visit simply won't be enough!
Whatever your interests or however you like to spend your free time, you'll find something to keep you entertained in the Borders.
For those interested in sports you will find sporting centres such as clay pigeon shooting, birds of prey, off road driving school, Marine centre on the east coast, golf courses and driving ranges and in most of the main Borders towns you will find a leisure centre and swimming pool.
If you are looking for further information on sports facilities, such as swimming pools, venues and centres in the Scottish Borders visit Borders Sport and Leisure Trust's website - see link on the left.
You can also find a number of exciting activities in the Scottish Bordershere.