Scotland's Border country stretches over 1,800 square miles of stunning landscape imbued with dramatic history and rich cultural heritage. Merely an hour away from the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Scottish Borders, an area which draws together the very best elements of traditional Scotland, is often ignored by visitors, despite its many attractions. When staying in Scottish Borders holiday cottages, you can visit Castle ruins, stately mansions, museums, abbeys and monuments from the Galloway on the west coast of the Borders, to the Berwickshire villages in the east, and from the Lothians in the north to the English border. These lands were caught in the 300-year feud and remnants of the Borders people's struggle to preserve them can be found throughout the vast expanse.
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There are Scottish Borders holiday cottages galore, but you won't be resting much. The Borders provide ample entertainment to nature lovers of all ages. The Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick provides an incursion into the habitats of nesting birds via remote camera, as well as boat safaris and underwater camera exploration. The viewpoints from Tweed Valley Forest Park are breathtaking reminders of the locals' tumultuous past. The Glentress Forest and Kailzie Gardens visitor centres display live footage of ospreys movements, while the Harestanes Visitor Centre has the biggest children's playground in the Scottish Borders.
For seafaring enthusiasts, the Eyemouth Maritime Centre, with its frigate architecture and design, the Grace Darling National Memorial Museum, or the Marine Life Centre and Northumbria's Haunted Kingdom will provide a few good hours of enjoyment. Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom, the Tweeddale Museum and the Museum of Flight, East Fortune, will take you on a journey through the chronicles of the Scottish Borders from pre-historic times to the modern era. Delve into the great outdoors and let the upland hills touch you with their stories of days of yore. Step into the realm of the Scottish Borders and let its history seep through to your blood. Take advantage of the wide range of holiday lettings in the Scottish Borders and explore as much as you can before settling into your lodging to dream of Scottish knights, Border heroes and lawless Reivers.