Holiday Cottages in Scottish Borders
The enchanting Scottish Borders stretch from the dramatic sandstone cliffs, hidden coves and sandy beaches of the Berwickshire coast, across open farming country to the windswept hilltops and heather clad moors inland. This area will enchant, bewitch and enthral the holiday maker with its beauty, history and altogether slower pace of life.
Charming Border towns and villages offer an variety of self-catering options, while rural retreats and cosy cottages in unique and unspoiled landscapes are available too. There are plenty of activities to keep an outdoor enthusiast busy, from riding and walking on beautiful trails, to the thrills of mountain biking, sport fishing and golf. There are a number of castles, abbeys and historic houses to visit, as well as many annual local festival events and pristine beaches to play on.
For golf or fishing enthusiasts, there are a range of self-catering properties sited within easy reach of some prime locations, while for those keen to enjoy life in a Border’s town, there are also adaptable accommodation options to suit.
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Teviot Wildlife Walk
This circular walk is in the sheltered Teviot Valley where you can see otters, fish and the skills of salmon fishers. Starting at Junction Pool in Kelso, the walk takes you across the River Teviot via the Roxburgh Viaduct, following an elevated path along an old railway line.
Traditional salmon landing on the Tweed
Many years ago salmon were landed on the River Tweed using large nets and cobble boats. The last remaining place is on the bank below Paxton House. (Note - only through the salmon fishing season). Stop for afternoon tea or walk up river to the Chain Bridge Honey Farm, half a mile upstream.