The Stunning Scottish Borders
From a host of magnificent stately homes and abbeys to an array of breathtakingly beautiful rolling hills and valleys, the Scottish Borders appeals and offers much to many.
Steeped in history, the Borders was home to one of Scotland’s most famous writers, Sir Walter Scott. Born in Edinburgh he spent much of his youth in Kelso before taking up residency at Abbotsford House, one of the Borders most popular tourist attractions.
Some incredible 12th Century abbeys lie in the heart of the Scottish Borders, Dryburgh, Jedburgh, Kelso and Melrose. The abbeys, once home to Christian monks, are often visited together by bike (the route is known as 4 Abbeys 55-mile circular route).
Aside from its history, the Scottish Borders and its beautiful countryside is increasingly popular with both local and visiting walkers and cyclists.
City Sightseeing Scottish Borders open top tour operate every Saturday and Sunday from 27 May until 24 September.
The tour, which starts at Galashiels Transport Interchange (stance 2), takes 1 hour 30 minutes to complete and visits Abbotsford House, Tweedbank, Melrose, St Boswells, Dryburgh Abbey, Wallace Statue and Scotts View.