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Monday, 30 July 2007

Best Tours of Scottish Borders

Best Tours of Scottish Borders. The Scottish Borders, one of the most architecturally enticing regions of Scotland, encompass rocky coastlines, rolling moors, and farmland. The early buildings reflect a history of conflict, as do the ruins of the numerous great Borders abbeys. The River Tweed provides a delightful setting for the burghs of Peebles, Galashiels, Melrose, and Kelso, where small weavers’ cottages and colossal nineteenth-century mills remain from the once-mighty textile industry.

The region boasts country houses of exceptional quality and importance, including Thirlestane Castle, Traquair, and Paxton as well as Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, which is world-renowned as the fount of nineteenth century Romanticism. Other highlights of this comprehensive guide are little-known shooting and fishing lodges, rural steadings, arts and crafts villas, Art Deco schools, and the extraordinary Sunderland House, a building of Miesian purity by Peter Womersley. Borders: Buildings of Scotland (Pevsner Buildings of Scotland).

Tour the Borders of Scotland. Abbey St. Bathans, Allanton, Ancrum, Ashkirk, Ayton, Bassendean, Bedrule, Birgham, Blainslie, Bonchester Bridge, Bowden, Briery Yards, Broadmeadows, Broughton, Buccleuch, Burnmouth, Cardrona Mains, Carlops, Castleton, Chapelhope, Chesters, Chirnside, Clovenfords, Cockburnspath, Cocklawfoot, Coldingham, Coldstream, Crailing, Cranshaws, Crookston, Darnick, Denholm, Drumelzier, Dunglass, Duns, Duns, Earlston, East Gordon, Eccles, Eckford, Eddleston, Ednam, Edrom, Ellemford, Ettrick Bridge, Eyemouth, Fogo, Foulden, Fountainhall, Frogden, Galashiels, Gattonside, Glenbreck, Gordon, Grantshouse, Greenlaw, Harrietfield, Hawick, Heriot, Hobkirk, Horndean, Houndwood, Hownam, Hume, Hutton, Innerleithen, Jedburgh, Kelso, Kirk Yetholm, Kirkhope, Kirkton, Kirkton Manor, Ladykirk, Lanton, Lauder, Lauderdale, Legerwood, Leitholm, Lilliesleaf, Lindean, Lintalee, Linton, Longformacus, Longnewton, Maxton, Melrose, Midlem, Minto, Mordington Holdings, Morebattle, Nenthorn, Nether Monynut, New Channelkirk, Newcastleton, Newtown St Boswells, Nisbet, Oxnam, Oxton, Paxton, Peebles, Polmood, Polwarth, Priesthaugh, Renton, Reston, Roberton, Romannobridge, Roxburgh, Saughtree, Selkirk, Skirling, Smailholm, Southdean, Sprouston, St. Abbs, St. Agnes, St. Boswells, Stichill, Stobo, Stow, Swinton, Teviothead, Town Yetholm, Traquair, Tweedsmuir, Walkerburn, Wark, Wedderlie, West Linton, Westruther, Whitsome, Whitton, Wilton, Wolfelee, Yarrow. Best Scottish Hotels and Best Scottish Tours.

1 comment:

Richard Havers said...

Hi Sandy

Nice to see the Borders getting a mention - we're too often forgotten. America has the fly-over states, we're the drive through counties for most people hot footing it to the Highlands.

We're in the Lammermuir Hills (Cranshaws, Longformacus and Abbey St Bathans). There's much of interest to check out here.