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Lothian & Scottish Borders

This is The Borders!

 

Rolling hills and moorland, gentle quiet valleys and a rocky coastline with secluded coves and fishing villages.

Most people visiting Scotland only pay lip service to this beautiful region and rush on northwards. True, here you will not find the dramatic Highland mountain scenery often associated with Scotland, but you will discover small bustly towns and picturesque villages instead, as well as the castles, abbeys, stately homes and museums that illustrate the exciting and often bloody history of the region.

For tranquillity and a more relaxed pace of life: Lothian & Scottish Borders. Why don't you drive along the Heart of the Borders Trail, or, if you're a dedicated walker: The Berwickshire Coastal Path or the Borders Abbeys Way could be up your alley.

Site rating

  • This is a personal favourite! (***)
  • A real Scottish highlight! (**)
  • Have a look if you’re in the area. (*)
  • A hefty dollop of imagination is a must. (-)

My very personal selection:

Location: Crichton

GPS/Map: 55.839575,-2.990767

Location: Dirleton

GPS/Map: 56.045789,-2.778736

Location: Dryburgh

GPS/Map: 55.577115,-2.649679

Location: Dowlaw

GPS/Map: 55.932313,-2.223252

Location: East Linton

GPS/Map: 55.972848,-2.683328

Location: Hermitage

GPS/Map: 55.256049,-2.793468

Location: Jedburgh

GPS/Map: 55.476612,-2.554477

Location: Melrose

GPS/Map: 55.599313,-2.718129

Location: Bemersyde

GPS/Map: 55.600160,-2.646680

Location: Smailholm

GPS/Map: 55.604240,-2.576323

Location: North Berwick

GPS/Map: 56.056425,-2.650203

And than there are.......

Location: Melrose

GPS/Map: 55.599704,-2.783410

Location: Blackness

GPS/Map: 56.005933,-3.516203

Location: Borthwick

GPS/Map: 55.826855,-3.008003

Location: Cessford

GPS/Map: 55.507713,-2.415584

Location: Romannobridge

GPS/Map: 55.677270,-3.334922

Location: Dryhope

GPS/Map: 55.510997,-3.161432

Location: Dunbar

GPS/Map: 56.006003,-2.517137

Location: Abbey St Bathans

GPS/Map: 55.835568,-2.364201

Location: Jedburgh

GPS/Map: 55.454542,-2.550910

Location: Gordon

GPS/Map: 55.677885,-2.574337

Location: Innerwick

GPS/Map: 55.955687,-2.425947

Location: Teviothead

GPS/Map: 55.336770,-2.940341

Location: Kelso

GPS/Map: 55.597393,-2.432211

Location: Ladykirk

GPS/Map: 55.722587,-2.178592

Location: Linlithgow

GPS/Map: 55.978753,-3.598511

Location: Peebles

GPS/Map: 55.651560,-3.214855

Location: Selkirk

GPS/Map: 55.554719,-2.919701

Location: Longniddry

GPS/Map: 55.983402,-2.863018

Location: Kelso

GPS/Map: 55.596525,-2.456195

Location: Whitekirk

GPS/Map: 56.025147,-2.648955

Location: Cappercleugh

GPS/Map: 55.472854,-3.203023

Location: Swinton

GPS/Map: 55.721995,-2.258664

Location: Drumelzier

GPS/Map: 55.596076,-3.363903

Location: Gifford

GPS/Map: 55.891161,-2.711200

There is a whole range of places to be added in the 'near' future.