Local Area Information

The Scottish Borders is full of things to see and do. Perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, cycling and mountain biking, golf and horse-riding, the Borders is also an area steeped in history and culture.

Edinburgh (50 miles), Glasgow (95 miles) and Newcastle (65 miles) are all within driving distance, with Edinburgh being a particular favourite of guests. Scotland’s capital city is well worth a visit. It’s packed with attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, as well as being home to such internationally renowned events as the Fringe Festival.


The following web sites will give you a flavour of the various activities available in the Scottish Borders:

Local Businesses in the Ale Water Valleywww.alewatervalley.co.uk

General Informationwww.visitscottishborders.com/whattosee/

The Southern Upland Waywww.southernuplandway.gov.uk

Melrose Abbeywww.aboutscotland.com/history/mel.html

Melrose Sevenswww.melrose7s.com

7Stanes Mountain Bikingwww.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/achs-5rnfvj

Braidwood Sporting Clayswww.braidwoodsc.co.uk