Scottish Borders Vacation Packages
From here it's 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest to Edinburgh and 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the west to Glasgow.
Even those who are not religious, will want to see the grand designs of the many local old religious sites. People from all walks of life are in awe when they see the finer details of the Melrose Abbey and the Dryburgh Abbey. There are other picturesque places of worship here, namely the Jedburgh Abbey and the Kelso Abbey.
Scottish Borders is filled with fascinating facts and stories; you’ll find loads to explore within the halls of these much-loved museums. A cultural banquet awaits at the Eyemouth Museum, the Halliwell's House Museum or the Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom, three of the best venues which promise a thought-provoking day out.
Scattered throughout the area are several wonderful old watchtowers and castles. You can be certain that your children will have a ball at Floors Castle, Hermitage Castle and Neidpath Castle.
On a sunny day, visit Haylodge Park, a place where you can enjoy some time outdoors. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, watch the passing parade, or just soak up the sunshine. This park is the perfect place to unwind.
Head to St Mary's Loch, a picturesque spot where both locals and visitors like to escape to enjoy the scenery. Stroll along the water’s edge and try to spot some birds or just embrace the unique beauty.
In this culture-rich city there are a few interesting cultural centers and museums, such as the Hawick Museum & Scott Art Gallery, where art and history lovers can see local exhibits. Take a self-guided tour, browse the various galleries and try the interactive exhibits.
The natural parks in the vicinity of Scottish Borders show visitors the birds, trees and plants which inhabit the local area. Stretch your legs at Three Brethren and appreciate an escape from the paved streets.
Market Square is the perfect place to head to if you love shopping and watching the world go by. See what locals are wearing and purchase some original keepsakes to remind you of Scottish Borders.
Scottish Borders is one of those places that becomes a richer experience for savvy travellers who stay a little longer. It doesn't matter how many fabulous sights you’ve managed to fit into your schedule, no stay in this city is complete without paying a visit to the Abbotsford, the Manderston House, the Traquair House and the Mellerstain House.