The Borders and the Southwest Travel Guide

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In the Borders region, south of Edinburgh, are more stately homes, fortified castles, and medieval abbeys than in any other part of Scotland. This is also Sir Walter Scott territory, including his pseudo-baronial home at Abbotsford. The area embraces the whole 90-mile course of one of Scotland's greatest rivers, the Tweed. Passing woodlands luxuriant with game birds, the river flows in rushing torrents through this fertile land. To the west of the Borders is Dumfries and Galloway, a low-key area with gentle coastal and upland areas.

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The Borders and the Southwest Hotels

From top-quality, full-service hotels to quaint 18th-century drovers' inns to cozy bed-and-breakfasts, the Borders has all... read more

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The Borders and the Southwest Restaurants

Until recently, most good restaurants in the region were located in hotels, but today things are beginning to change. Good... read more

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