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The Flat

Comfortably furnished with everything you need for a few days away, the flat is an ideal base for exploring the Scottish borders. Within easy walking distance of local pubs, restaurants and shops. The flat is a five min walk to Galashiels Interchange where trains run hourly into Edinburgh. All bedding, towels and toiletries. Free Wi-Fi. TV with DVDs only Tea, coffee, sugar. Sofa bed available for children. Child friendly. Private stay with locking box entry.

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Single room in the beautiful town of Innerleithen

Single room in a semi-detached house. Double room also available for guests to book.. Bathroom/shower room is for guests only. Innerleithen is a friendly small town. Cafe 'Number 1' and Indian restaurant 'The Saffron' live up to their reputation and help create a vibrant atmosphere.

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Cozy and modern flat in the heart of Hawick

Modern and cozy flat located on the 2nd floor of a traditional building just off the Hawick high street. The neighbourhood is quiet but you will be a couple of minutes away from the centre where you can find local cafes , restaurant , shops, cinema, pubs.

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Dog friendly hidden gem in Innerleithen
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Peebles Town Apartment
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Cedar Cabin
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Jane's Place - Double Room
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The Little House on the Hill: farm cottage for 1-4
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Jane's Place -Relaxed Economy Twin Room
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Nisbet's Tower
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  2. Innerleithen
Crash and Burn @ Innerleithen, perfect for MTB's
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Bread Oven Cottage - a cosy slice of history
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  2. Kelso
Cockle Kitty Cottage- woodburner, tranquil, views!
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Comfortable, welcoming room + private bathroom
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Double room in the beautiful town of Innerleithen

Your guide to Scottish Borders

Welcome to the Scottish Borders

Steeped in history, adorned with breathtaking landscapes, and pitted with gorgeous coastal scenery, this area of Scotland may not be as celebrated as the Highlands, but it’s just as attractive and far easier to get to. Located between Edinburgh and Lothian to the north and Northumberland in northern England to the south, the Borders offer an exciting contrast of the battle-scarred ruins of towers and castles (many skirmishes between the Scots and the English took place in the region) mixed with gentle rolling countryside and villages brimming with character.

The River Tweed runs through the centre of the Borders, with picturesque towns such as Peebles and Coldstream nestled on the banks. The Berwickshire coast holds delights such as the fishing village of Burnmouth, and St Abbs, which you may recognise as a location in certain Hollywood blockbusters. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing stay in glorious countryside or an extreme-sports-themed high-adrenaline weekend, the Scottish Borders has something to offer everyone.


How do I get around Scottish Borders?

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is the closest air hub, located about an hour away. By train, the East Coast main line between London and Edinburgh serves the area, stopping at Dunbar, North Berwick, and Berwick-upon-Tweed, which is just across the border in England. The Borders Railway calls at various small towns in the region, and a Borders Explorer pass can be used on trains and buses. If you’re driving, the A1, A7, and A68 all serve the area, plus the Borders Historic Route is a 95-mile drive through some of the most astonishing countryside. If you want to let someone else do the driving, the Borders Bus company runs many routes, with the X62 and X95 departing from Edinburgh and serving towns throughout the region.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Scottish Borders?

Each season has something to offer in this part of the world. In spring, as the temperatures begin to rise, it’s the perfect time to book a holiday cottage near the River Tweed and see the snowdrops and daffodils emerging along its banks in towns such as Kelso. In late summer, the heather is in full bloom, so a walk around the Lammermuir Hills should be spectacular. Located near Peebles, the Dawyck Botanic Garden is perfect for an autumn visit, especially if you’re a fan of kicking up leaves. The seaside is a magical place to visit in winter and, if you’re feeling brave, the Berwickshire coast is thought to have some of the best cold-water diving spots in Europe. Local town festivals, known as ridings, take place during the summer months and involve games, equestrian events, concerts, and a general festive atmosphere.


What are the top things to do in Scottish Borders?

Melrose Abbey

Where else are you likely to see a bagpipe-playing gargoyle pig? Scotland’s first Cistercian monastery was founded in 1136 but was repeatedly attacked by the English until this remarkable Gothic shell was all that remained. It’s a site of such majesty that Robert the Bruce insisted his heart be buried there. Along with the impressive architecture, there’s a museum filled with medieval artefacts, plus wonderful, tranquil grounds.

St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve

Just outside the rugged, remote fishing village of St Abb’s you’ll discover this 200-acre site renowned for its fabulous coastal views and seabird colonies. There are a number of walking trails, including a spectacular 4-mile one to the nearby lighthouse via the pretty Mire Loch. Just to the south, Coldingham Bay is a popular surfing spot.

Abbotsford House in Melrose

The former home of Sir Walter Scott, the famed Scottish novelist, is a testament to his largesse. Scott’s immense wealth drove him to expand what was originally a small farmhouse into this astonishing baronial pile, which is now a museum filled with objects from Scott’s life plus artefacts from the area’s history. Along with rooms filled with splendour, there are extensive gardens to roam, plus literary events throughout the year.