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Lothian & Scottish Borders

This is The Borders!

 

Rolling hills, empty 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.

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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: Athelstaneford / GPS/Map: 55.988203,-2.746914

Location: Blackness / GPS/Map: 56.005933,-3.516203

Location: Borthwick / GPS/Map: 55.826855,-3.008003

Location: Carberry / GPS/Map: 55.915844,-3.003912

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: Abercorn / GPS/Map: 55.992291,-3.489055

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: Traquair / GPS/Map: 55.607751,-3.065315

Location: Drumelzier / GPS/Map: 55.596076,-3.363903

Location: Gifford / GPS/Map: 55.891161,-2.711200