Eighteen hundred square miles, from rolling hills & moorland, gentle valleys, rich agricultural plains, to rocky coastline with secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages.
The hills of the Cheviots, the Lammermuirs, the Moorfoots and the Pentlands together with the River Tweed and its tribituaries embrace and dissect the Border countryside to create different worlds, each with its own unique personality.
The Scottish Borders is not just an area of outstanding natural beauty. A colourful and turbulent history has shaped Borders life over the centuries, instilling a local pride and passion in all who live here. Castles, abbeys and stately homes all have their tale to tell of the part they played in Scottish history. Museums give a more local view of Borders life, while the native culture of song, drama and dance fills theatres alongside works by international companies.
The change in seasons is at its most visible in the expertly maintained gardens that bring year-round colour and horticultural interest to the regions - there is much to explore!
Once here you can visit one of our Visitor Information Centres for further information and advice. There are also a number of excellent route maps, guide books and literature covering the area, a selection are available through our Online Shop.
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Fancy viewing the Scottish Borders by car, visit Scenic Drives on the Scottish Borders Council website for even more information.