Scottish Borders Abbeys

The Scottish Borders are home to a number of ruined, yet magnificent Abbeys, which were all founded in the 12th Century. The best known four are Jedburgh, Melrose, Kelso and Dryburgh Abbey. The story of the Border Abbeys is one from building, to attacks, and then rebuilding. But most of all it’s a story of various orders of Monks who represented their order and made the journey from the European continent through England and ended up in the Scottish Borders to live in their holy abbeys and practice their religion. Read More

Melrose Abbey

St Mary’s Abbey, Melrose is a partly ruined monastery of the Cistercian order in Melrose, Roxburghshire, in the Scottish Borders. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks at the request of King David I of Scotland, and was the chief house of that order in the country until the Reformation. Read More

7stanes – mountain biking heaven

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The 7stanes are world-class mountain biking centres that span the south of Scotland. Their award-winning trails offer some of the best mountain biking in the country and attract riders from all over the UK and beyond.

You don’t have to be an experienced mountain biker to enjoy these famous trails: there are a wide range of routes to suit beginners, families and experts. Plus, many of the centres also have skills areas for you to practise your technique

Best Hotels To Stay at In The Borders – Trip Advisor

Scottish Borders Hotels Guest Houses Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

Tontine Hotel Peebles Scottish Borders

Best Western Plus Scottish Borders, Selkirk

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa

Glen Hotel

Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel

Castle Venlaw Hotel

Cringletie House

Peebles Hydro

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

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The Scottish Borders – Destinations & Maps

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From the rolling hills and moorland in the west to the gentle valleys and picturesque Berwickshire coastline in the east, it is easy to see why Sir Walter Scott was so enamoured with this peaceful region that he chose to build his beloved house, Abbotsford here.

Walking in this enthralling landscape, you can’t help but imagine yourself transported back to the bygone world of Scott’s sweeping romantic epics filled with daring outlaws and damsels in distress.

Consideration to Extend Borders Railway

Article Source: Monday 10 April 2017

Extending the Borders Railway will be one of the options considered by a new study looking at improving transport provision in the south of Scotland across all models including road, rail and public transport.

Transport Scotland today announced the intention to award the contract to Jacobs UK Ltd. Subject to completion of the mandatory standstill period, the study will start later this month and is expected to take around seven months to complete.

The findings will help inform the forthcoming refresh of the Scottish Government’s Strategic Transport Projects Review (STRP) which will look at future transport proposals for the whole of Scotland, including the Scottish Borders.

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: “In the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, a commitment was given to examine the case for an extension of the Borders Railway along with improvements to the A1, A7 and A68.

This study will take forward that commitment by considering how we improve accessibility in the Borders, link communities to key markets through strategic transport routes and identify where improvements to transport links are required.

We want to build on the existing Borders Railway by considering whether it should be extended to Carlisle. The study will also look at how we improve access from the Scottish Borders to key markets in to Edinburgh, Carlisle and Newcastle.

Working with partners in the Scottish Borders Council and SEStran, Transport Scotland will identify a range of options for improving transport that can be considered as part of the review of the Strategic Transport Projects Review which will look at future transport infrastructure projects for the whole of Scotland. The options could include new rail services, improvements to existing infrastructure and improved public transport provision.”