Country cottages in the Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders reveal Scotland at its most gentle. It's a land of wooded undulating hills, charming countryside and rivers, handsome market towns with many stone-built traditional buildings. The Borders are a fabulous Scottish holiday destination and offer many of the features that people associate with holidays in Scotland such as castles, good fishing and attractive scenery. There is a selection of holiday cottages of a high standard to rent, some dog-friendly so that you can take your dogs if you wish.
History tells a dark tale, of many bloody clashes and skirmishes between the Scots and English. The various clans proved to be equally murderous. It's a land of castles and ruins of castles, surrounded by much spilling of blood - truly a historian's delight! Visitors to Coldstream in August may participate in Civic Week with honouring the dead of the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513.
Fishing is a popular reason for a holiday in the Scottish Borders. Stay near a town such as Peebles to enjoy salmon fishing and a generally satisfying self-catering break.
Walkers will know that the 270 mile Pennine Way ends west of Kelso. There are miles of walking and cycling trails throughout the Borders of Scotland, enough to satisfy everyone, from occasional fine-weather walkers to the more ambitious. Give the Borders of Scotland a try ... you'll be pleased you visited.
Please click on the links to view the self-catering cottages and holiday accommodation in the Borders, Scotland
One famous place just into the Scottish borders is Gretna Green, the nearest town from the English border where a marriage ceremony could be conducted for under age adults eloping from England. It is interesting to go and see what all the fuss was about. As one would expect, the romantic heritage of past elopements has helped grow tourism in the town. There is plenty of holiday accommodation to choose from, but if you wish to stay in a holiday cottage near Gretna Green and make the most of the Esk Valley, the Kielder Forest Park and the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hadrian’s Wall and outdoor pursuits then do browse some of our good quality holiday homes.