The four Border Abbeys of Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose and Dryburgh although in ruins still evoke a strong sense of their former glory. Floors Castle in Kelso is the largest inhabited castle in Scotland. The castle, grounds, gardens and restaurant are open Apr – Oct.
On the Berwickshire Coast, St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve is maintained by The National Trust and is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. The waters from St Abbs to Eyemouth are a designated Marine Nature Reserve and afford some of the best diving in the UK.
For the more adventurous the Tweed Valley Forests of Glentress and Innerleithen coupled with Newcastleton offer some of the best Mountain Biking in the UK and are all part of the 7stanes centres of mountain biking excellence.
Many businesses within the Scottish Borders with a concern for the environment are recognised in our Green Tourism Business Scheme. Their efforts to operate in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way are graded Bronze, Silver or Gold.
Walking, golfing, cycling and fishing are all key activities within the Scottish Borders and ongoing work and partnerships with Sustrans, Enterprise companies and local councils ensure that these are sustainable and maintained with the environmental impact at the forefront.
For more information on the Scottish Borders got to http://www.visitscottishborders.com/