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Experience Scotland: Adventure-filled getaway in the Scottish Borders

Scotland is not short of admirers, with tourists flocking to its shores in search of endless adventure, unmatched beauty, and a rich history that weaves its way through the ancient landscape. And while its enchanting cities and rugged Highlands often steal the show, there is more to explore further south. 

The Scottish Borders serve as the entry point on Scotland’s south eastern side, and there are few better first impressions when arriving in a country. Visitors are met by rolling hills, dotted with charming historic villages and towns. Ancient abbeys rise out of the landscape while castles watch over meandering rivers that cut their way through fields and woodlands.

Whether you’re after thrill-seeking adventure, or gentle strolls through the stunning landscape, the Scottish Borders has something for everyone. 

Soak up some history 

In a land so rich in history, visitors will be happy to know that the Borders region of Scotland is no exception. Some of the country’s most impressive and well-preserved examples of castles, manor homes and ancient churches exist here. 

Floors Castle, located in the town of Kelso, is one of the shining gems in Scotland’s historic landscape. Standing as the country’s largest inhabited house, it is home to the Duke of Roxburghe and his family, and offers tours of the castle and grounds to visitors. 

And from the title of largest to oldest, visitors can make their way to Traquir House – the oldest inhabited house in Scotland. Lying south of the town of Innerleithen, the history of Traquir House spans more than a thousand years of uprisings, war and even beer brewing.

Get active

If adrenalin-pumping sports are more to your liking, or even the simple serenity of the outdoors, then look no further. Spend the day mountain biking in the forests of Glentress or cast your line out at one of the world’s best Atlantic Salmon fishing spots on the River Tweed. The region is home to stunning cycle and walking trails that meander through the rolling hills and idyllic natural landscape. 

Mud, water, and a high heart rate may be something to turn your nose up at, in which case, look no further than the only Toptracer driving range in the Scottish Borders. Located at SCHLOSS Roxburghe, it has plenty to offer golfers and non-golfers alike. Whether you’re looking to improve your swing with state-of-the-art ball tracking or simply to play a game of virtual golf among friends, the SCHLOSS Roxburghe driving range is the ideal day out.

Retail therapy

After such an adventure-filled visit, it’s no surprise that many visitors look to take a piece of the Borders back home with them. Famed for its cashmere industry, the town of Hawick is home to the world’s top cashmere producers. Famously Hawick offers guided tours and a wealth of information on local businesses. Borders Distillery is just one of these businesses, and no visit to Scotland is complete without a wee dram of whisky! 

Further north is the quaint town of Melrose, with an abundance of independent shops stocked with locally made goods, perfect for gift shopping or keepsakes. A stroll along the high street is perfectly topped off with a freshly brewed coffee in one of the local cafes and a stroll along the banks of the River Tweed.

Where to stay in the Scottish Borders

With so much to see and do in the Scottish Borders, visitors need somewhere to unwind in supreme comfort and luxury. The SCHLOSS Roxburghe Hotel, located just outside the town of Kelso, is the ideal location to serve as a base during any visit to the region. 

From luxury suites with four-poster beds, to unique self-catering cottages nestled on a historic estate, this resort property offers guests multiple options to make their holiday one to remember. And there’s no need to venture too far, with an award-winning spa on site, alongside a championship golf course, fine cuisine, and a range of country sports activities to experience. 

Book your stay and experience all that Scotland has to offer.
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