Borders and South

The borders makes up southern Scotland, separating Scotland from England and it is made up of vast moorland and rolling hills. There are a number of historic towns in the region and these are home to some of the most fantastic abbeys in Scotland, these have been destroyed a rebuilt over the many years of warfare with England. The scenery here may not quite be able to match the highlands but the hills offer some of the best walks in the country.

There are a number of things to do in this region, visiting at least one of the great abbeys is a must and couple of the most historic are Kelso Abbey and Melrose Abbey. To enjoy some of the great scenery available in the area it is advisable to take part in one of the many walks in the region, perhaps the best known of these is the Southern Upland Way which covers 212 miles and usually takes about 10/12 days to complete.

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