The Scottish Borders

This page includes accommodation in Castles, Hotels, B&Bs, Self Catering and Venues for Weddings

For accommodation in south-west Scotland, see Dumfries & Galloway
(Kirkcudbright, Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Moffat, Lockerbie, etc.)

Talla Water Manorhead photo

The Scottish Borders is the leading short break destination in Scotland.
The scenic route on the A68 from England goes through the Northumbria hills over the border, through Jedburgh and on to Edinburgh.
Alternatively, take the coastal route from England northwards on the A1 through Berwick-on-Tweed to cross the border into Scotland.
Melrose Abbey photo
Melrose Abbey (home to the heart of Robert the Bruce)

In addition to historic abbey towns of Jedburgh, Melrose and Kelso, there are many other picturesque Border towns to visit including Duns, Hawick, Lauder, Selkirk and Peebles.

The countryside is special here too - from the rolling hills (the Cheviots, Lammermuirs, Moorfoots and Pentlands) to the famous River Tweed. One of the most romantic spots is Scott's View from Bemersyde overlooking the River Tweed and Eildon Hills (made famous by Sir Walter Scott whose home Abbotsford is a marvellous place to visit, as is his last resting place in the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey).
Opened in 2015, The Borders Railway connects Edinburgh and Midlothian with the Scottish Borders. Abbotsford House is 20 minute walk from Tweedbank station.
There's also a hop on hop off bus (May - September) from Galashiels Transport Interchange which takes you to Abbotsford House, Tweedbank, Melrose, St Boswells, Dryburgh Abbey, Wallace Statue and Scotts View.

There's lots more history to explore from the eeries ruins of Hermitage Castle and medieval Neidpath Castle, to fairytale Floors Castle and Thirlestane. Not to mention Traquair which is said to be the oldest inhabited house in Scotland.

There are plenty of opportunities for walking (including the Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert's Way), cycling, horse riding, fishing, golf, etc.

Jedburgh Abbey photo
Jedburgh Abbey
Peebles photo


Accommodation listings:


Self Catering


The Spinney
Jedburgh TD8 6PB
Tel: +44 (0)1835 863 525


Set in mature gardens 2 miles from historic Jedburgh.
3 pine lodges (1 bedroom or 2 bedrooms).
Balcony and patio furniture. Fully equipped.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Open all year.
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
1-bedroom lodge from £55 per night / from £300 per week
2-bedroom lodge from £70 per night / from £420 per week
Credit cards accepted. Online availability calendars.
B&B accommodation also available.

Ideal location for visiting historic castles and abbeys
or for fishing on the River Tweed.

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Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

Scotland's Best B&Bs


Scotland's Best B&Bs is an organisation
with members throughout Scotland.
All graded 4 or 5 Stars by Visit Scotland (the Scottish Tourist Board).

To see members of Scotland's Best B&Bs
please click here to visit their web site


Scottish Borders - free tourist brochure
Tweed Valley
Border Events - what's on
Scottish Borders Solicitors Property Centre - buying / selling / renting property
Our Scottish Borders