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Highlights the Scottish Borders
- Botanic gardens
- Medieval abbey
- Horse racing
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The Scottish Borders, or simply shorted to “The Borders” by locals, is a region along the Anglo-Scottish border in Southern Scotland and northern England. The area is best known for its medieval castles, abbeys, green countryside, quaint fishing villages, and great dining options. Walk through botanical gardens, visit picturesque harbours, and explore unique historic attractions. The Scottish Borders is an excellent holiday destination for history lovers, families, and couples seeking a quaint, charming getaway.A peaceful holiday rental in the Scottish Borders
Enjoy a quintessential holiday in the rolling green hills of the Scottish Borders. This region boasts a wide range of holiday rentals, with a little something for every type of traveller. Book a rental in the middle of the countryside with a private balcony where you can enjoy uninterrupted views of nature. Opt for a rental with a large private garden and a hot tub. Rentals in the Scottish Borders are well-equipped with modern amenities to ensure your comfort throughout your stay, such as Wi-Fi, fully functioning kitchens, heating, and washing machines. A variety of rental sizes is available ranging from oversized rentals to suit large groups and families, to cosy smaller rentals for couples. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people travelling with pets.
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The area and getting around
The largest and nearest airport to The Scottish Borders is Edinburgh Airport. The airport offers regular regional and international flights. From the airport, you can easily reach your holiday rental via train, bus, taxi, or hire car. There are several car hire companies at the airport, as well as a train station in downtown Edinburgh.Getting around the Scottish Borders
The most recommended mode of transportation for getting around the Scottish Borders is to hire a car and drive yourself. This allows the most freedom and flexibility to explore the region throughout your holiday. However, travelling by bus and train are also viable options, although they may not be available to reach remote attractions and some small villages.
Travellers and activities
Spend an afternoon exploring the Dawyck Botanic Garden and Café with your significant other. Situated in the charming town of Peebles, the Dawyck Botanic Gardens are considered one of the best in the world. Any time of the year you can enjoy seasonal displays of colourful flora and fauna along tranquil walking paths. You’ll need at least a couple of hours to fully explore the gardens, and be sure not to miss out on the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal at the café before you go.Scottish Borders for families
Explore a glimpse of the area’s rich and fascinating history at the Mary Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre. Entry is free and the whole family will find something interesting to learn about here from the artefacts, collections, and informative displays. Also, be sure to visit the Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum which is free to visit. The museum is set in a stone fortress-like building. You can walk through the former jail to see the cells and learn information about the prisoners who were once housed here.
There are four spectacular Medieval abbeys which can be visited in the Scottish Borders: Melrose, Kelso, Dryburgh, and Jedburgh Abbey.
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Situated in Melrose, the historic Abbotsford House is the former home of Sir Walter Scott. You can do an audio tour of the magnificent 1800s mansion to learn about his life. Throughout the tour you can walk through various rooms of his home, including his old study. Outside, you can stroll through the lovely gardens, stop by the visitor centre, and sit down at the café to enjoy delicious menu options.2. Walk through the ancient ruins of Melrose Abbey
Walk through the 12th-century ruins of Melrose Abbey. This medieval monastery was founded by Cistercian monks in 1136, and much of the structure still stands today. Spend an hour or so walking around discovering the ruins and admiring the unique architecture.3. Visit the charming Eyemouth Harbour
Enjoy a day trip to the charming Eyemouth Harbour. Walk along the quaint streets to admire the colourful buildings and explore the harbour area to see the fishing boats enter and leave. There are seals here which you can feed and plenty of nearby dining options to enjoy a meal.4. Walk across Eildon Hills
If you’re a keen walker, head over to the picturesque Eildon Hills. Walk to the top of the main hill, which takes around and hour and is fairly easy. From the top, you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and lake below. There’s a top-rated golf course nearby as well.5. Watch a horse race in Kelso
Pop by the town of Kelso to see the incredible racecourse here. The racecourse is surrounded by beautiful scenery and is a smaller-scale course, which means spectators have better views of the horses. Be sure to check the horse-racing schedule before you show up. There are plenty of food and drink options here as well!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings the Scottish Borders
How much do you pay on average for holiday lettings in the Scottish Borders?
Last year revealed that The Scottish Borders has an annual average price of £152 per night.
Which months allow you to save the most on holiday rentals?
Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to the Scottish Borders in March, May, and February the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £144, £145, and £145 per night, respectively, based on prices from the previous year.
When does the price of holiday rentals in the Scottish Borders go up the most?
Last year, the month that offered the highest average prices in the Scottish Borders was August, with an average price of £163 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of £159, and January, with £158.
Is the Scottish Borders a good location for a last-minute getaway?
It is recommended that you book your stay in plenty of time when visiting the Scottish Borders, as only 12% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
In the previous year, the months with the largest number of accommodations available in the Scottish Borders were January, March, and February with average availabilities of 24%, 18% and 16%, respectively. However, even during the months when the availability is the highest, the average is 19%. It would be a good idea to always prepare your holiday to the Scottish Borders in advance.
When are fewer lettings available?
The months with the fewest rental options available in the Scottish Borders are, in order, August (with 3% of available rentals), September (4%), and July (5%). During this period, availability is really low (4%). Due to this, it is better to reserve well in advance.
How many rentals are available in the Scottish Borders?
Our inventory contains around 630 properties from 15 partners.