Welcome to the website of The Borders Tourist Board an association of businesses in both the Scottish Borders and the Northumberland Borders. Browse through, plan your trip and find accommodation. With so much to see and do there are so many reasons to stay longer and so many reasons to come back. Download our brochure of Tours of the Borders and you will see that the Borders offers an amazing variety. The Borders is roughly equidistant from Newcastle and Edinburgh airports (just over an hour’s drive in each case) and the main-line rail link between London and Edinburgh stops at Berwick-upon-Tweed, a perfect starting point for your Borders holiday. From Scottish Borders accommodation to activities, all on this site!
When you visit The Borders you will discover a land of peace and tranquillity overlooked as a destination but steeped in history and proud to maintain its heritage. It is an area of picturesque towns and villages set in a landscape of rolling hills, wild moorland and meandering rivers. Experience the great outdoors. ramble the moors and hills,discover the unspoilt coastline, fish the rivers and lochans, ride the bridleways,play the fairways, take a mountain bike challenge, explore the depths at Eyemouth.
Visit our museums, telling the unique story of our Borderland, or browse for a special gift in the workshops and galleries producing traditional and contemporary designs in glass, textiles, pottery and precious metals.
The Borders is rich in history from Roman remains to abbeys, castles and towers, many of which can be visited. In addition, there are beautiful parks and gardens like those at Alnwick Castle, Kailzie and Dawyck, and there are magnificent stately homes like Abbotsford, Floors Castle, Thirlestane, Paxton House, Bowhill, Mellerstain, Manderston and Traquair.