Things To Do And See In The Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders covers over eighteen hundred square miles of softly rolling hills, moors, valleys and good fishing rivers. For the car driving tourist and cyclists there are lovely towns and villages to discover; castles, abbeys, stately homes and museums to explore; local festivals to enjoy, and a wealth of activities in which to take part.

As an outdoor centre, the Scottish Borders is unrivalled, offering hill walkers, ramblers, road cyclists and mountain bikers a wealth of open air activities, while in the River Tweed and its tributaries, you will find the best fishing in Scotland.

For the golfer there are many varied courses from which to choose – each town and many villages having their own course, from honesty boxes to championship courses. The local association of golf clubs offers a very competitively priced package to cover all courses for 3 to 5 days. During week days these courses are unhurried and not too busy.

There is pony trekking, riding, bird watching including osprey watch, as well as canoeing. The River Tweed offers canoeing from gentle downriver to grade 3 rapids.

If you are interested in finding out more about some of these activities, simply click on the relevant activity link at the top of the page or email us for further information.