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Most peoples idea of Scotland, rolling heather clad hills the Tweed running through wooded valleys to the sea, centuries of history, castles, abbeys, and watchtowers, on the East Coast unspoilt fishing villages, all in an area no larger than 50 miles by 30 miles. Lots of accommodation, from Scottish Borders bed and breakfast to hotels to Scotland Cottages

From Berwick on Tweed in the East, across to the Pentland Hills, down to the Cheviot Hills in the south. Quiet country roads, sleepy towns, such as Melrose with its Abbey, Coldstream, Kelso with nearby Floors castle -all a delight to explore.

An area beloved by Sir Walter Scott, Scotts View was a stop for the horses drawing his coffin, on the way to his final resting place at Dryburgh Abbey with the Tweed meandering below and Eildon Hills in the distance.

Scott spent much of his adult life in the Borders and much liked this particular view. Why not spend half a day exploring the 93 miles course of the Tweed? Stop off in Coldstream with its statue of Major Banks dominating the town. Admire the fine arch bridge erected between 1763 and 1766 at the then huge cost of £6,000

 Robert Burns crossed the Bridge on the 6th May 1787 on the way to England, kneeled and prayed the following blessing: O Scotia ! my dear, my native soil!, for whom my warmest wish to heaven is sent long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil be blessed with health and peace and sweet content'

All the way to Berwick on Tweed, now part of England, but with a distinctive Scottish air. See the netsman and women with their cobles (boats) and dogs for company netting salmon on the incoming tide.

The well preserved Greenknowe Tower, near Gordon, built in 1581, or so the coat of arms over the door would indicate. The remains of the surrounding courtyard can also be seen.,

Great Houses such as Mellerstain and Paxton House, both by John Adam Superb walking, cycling or horse riding country.

If you can find it the Statue of William Wallace, featured in all the Tourist Brochures, by John Buchan, again with fine views to the Eildon Hills is a must. Scottish Borders Pictures |

Put in text about the fishing village of St Abbs and the Seabirds of St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve on the East Coast here. Add text about Bass Rock, the largest easily accessible gannetry in Britain. Hadrians Wall and Vindolanda over the English Border in Northumberland. Follow the River Tweed inland from Tweedmouth, beautiful Berwick and beyond. Paxton House. For a long day trip or an overnight stay, explore the Lake District.

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bamburghcastle Haven Holidays Berwick nr Berwick-upon-Tweed Holiday fun with the touch of luxury! Berwick offers an exhilarating holiday mix of town and seaside, coast and countryside. Nestling in the heart of beautiful border country with direct beach access, every family will love a break at Berwick. Berwick is a sensational 5-star Holiday Park overlooking a beautiful beach, just a stroll from the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

bamburghcastle Haven Holidays Seton Sands East Lothian Pack your bags and head to Seton Sands Located on Scotlandís East Coast, Seton Sands offers loads of fun-packed activities and lovely beaches. With luxury caravan accommodation, a heated indoor pool and plenty to do both in and around the Park, Seton Sands makes a refreshing break for any family.

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