The Scottish Borders

This page includes accommodation in Castles, Hotels, B&Bs, Self Catering and Venues for Weddings

For accommodation in south-west Scotland, see Dumfries & Galloway
(Kirkcudbright, Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Moffat, Lockerbie, etc.)

Talla Water Manorhead photo

The Scottish Borders is the leading short break destination in Scotland.
The scenic route on the A68 from England goes through the Northumbria hills over the border, through Jedburgh and on to Edinburgh.
Alternatively, take the coastal route from England northwards on the A1 through Berwick-on-Tweed to cross the border into Scotland.
Melrose Abbey photo
Melrose Abbey (home to the heart of Robert the Bruce)

In addition to historic abbey towns of Jedburgh, Melrose and Kelso, there are many other picturesque Border towns to visit including Duns, Hawick, Lauder, Selkirk and Peebles.

The countryside is special here too - from the rolling hills (the Cheviots, Lammermuirs, Moorfoots and Pentlands) to the famous River Tweed. One of the most romantic spots is Scott's View from Bemersyde overlooking the River Tweed and Eildon Hills (made famous by Sir Walter Scott whose home Abbotsford is a marvellous place to visit, as is his last resting place in the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey).

There's lots more history to explore from the eeries ruins of Hermitage Castle and mediaeval Neidpath Castle, to fairytale Floors Castle and Thirlestane. Not to mention Traquair which is said to be the oldest inhabited house in Scotland.

There are plenty of opportunities for walking (including the Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert's Way), cycling, horse riding, fishing, golf, etc.

Jedburgh Abbey photo
Jedburgh Abbey
Peebles photo


Accommodation listings:


Self Catering


The Spinney
Jedburgh TD8 6PB
Tel: +44 (0)1835 863 525


Set in mature gardens 2 miles from historic Jedburgh.
3 pine lodges (1 bedroom or 2 bedrooms).
Balcony and patio furniture. Fully equipped.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars.
Open all year.
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
1-bedroom lodge from £50 per night / from £300 per week
2-bedroom lodge from £70 per night / from £420 per week
Credit cards accepted. Online availability calendars.
B&B accommodation also available.

Ideal location for visiting historic castles and abbeys
or for fishing on the River Tweed.

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18th century stone cottage set in the grounds of Mellerstain House
(one of Scotland's great Georgian houses)
Fishing, golf, horse riding, castles, etc. all nearby.
Located 5 miles from Kelso and 15 miles from Melrose.
Edinburgh 40 miles. Berwick-on-Tweed 30 miles.
Easily accessible from the A1 and A68.

Accommodation for up to 4 people:
2 bedrooms (1 double & 1 twin). Bathroom.
Sitting room with open fire, TV & DVD.
Kitchen and dining room
Enclosed garden with chairs and countryside views.
Dogs welcome.

Prices from £330 per week
includes bed linen, towels, logs, central heating.
Short breaks also available (min 3 nights).
Instant online availability check.
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Duns Castle photo
Booking Hotline: 0845 268 1383
Cottages at Duns Castle

Choice of 7 self catering properties
on the 1,200-acre estate surrounding Duns Castle.
Near the historic town of Duns.
16 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Golf, fishing, walks, beaches all nearby.

Short breaks often available.
Instant online booking.
Guests may arrange to take dinner in the castle
during their stay in the cottages.

Azalea Cottage (sleeps 4)
Secluded 19th-century gardener's cottage.
Just a short walk from the lake.
1 double bedroom with ensuite shower.
1 twin bedroom. Separate bathroom.
Sitting room, dining room, kitchen with breakfast bar.
Cloakroom/laundry room.

The Coach House (sleeps 3)
Self-contained accommodation of considerable character.
1 single bedroom & 1 double bedroom.
Bathroom with over-bath shower.
Kitchen/dining room. Sitting room.
Garden area with furniture.


Booking Hotline: 0845 268 1383
Cottages in the Scottish Borders

Wide choice of self catering properties ranging from 1 to 8 bedrooms.

Locations including
Jedburgh, Kelso, Lauder, Melrose, Peebles, Selkirk.

Web site with virtual tours and instant online booking.
Short breaks and late deals often available.
Search and book cottages online


Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

B&B photo

The Spinney
Jedburgh TD8 6PB
Tel: +44 (0)1835 863 525


Set in six acres of garden, woodland and fields.
2 miles from historic Jedburgh.
Friendly hosts with over 25 years experience.
Walkers & Cyclists Welcome.
Ideal location for visiting historic castles and abbeys
or for fishing on the River Tweed.

3 spacious bedrooms furnished to the highest standard
with extra touches.
2 double rooms & 1 twin room.
Facilies include guests' lounge and WiFi.
Off road parking.

B&B prices from £35 per person.
Credit cards accepted.
Open April - November.
Accommodation in 4 star self catering pine lodges also available.

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Scotland's Best B&Bs accommodation photo Scotland's Best B&Bs accommodation photo
Scotland's Best B&Bs accommodation photo Scotland's Best B&Bs accommodation photo


Scotland's Best B&Bs is an organisation
with 96 members throughout Scotland.
All graded 4 or 5 Stars by the Scottish Tourist Board (Visit Scotland).
Members in the Scottish Borders & Dumfries and Galloway.
Ideal for touring southern Scotland and/or northern England,
or for an overnight stop when crossing the border.

To see members of Scotland's Best B&Bs
please click here to visit their web site


Castles & Historic Houses
(Hotels & Weddings)

Barony Castle photo

Barony Castle Hotel
by Peebles
Scottish Borders EH45 8QW


Beautiful mansion house built in 1536.
5 minutes from Peebles in the Scottish Borders.
Only 40 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre.
Set in 25 acres of mature gardens and woodlands
with splendid views of the surrounding Moorfoot Hills.
Ideal location for mountain biking, walking, fishing,
golf, horse riding, historic houses & gardens.

Leisure facilities include indoor heated swimming pool,
multi gym, sauna & spa bath.

Restaurant, conservatory and courtyard garden.
Full Scottish buffet style breakfast.
Optional dinner (3 course table d'hote menu).

Choice of 78 bedrooms with ensuite bathroom,
satellite TV, telephone, trouser press, hairdryer, etc.
All bedrooms are non smoking.
Laundry service. Bicycle hire available.
Rooms from £40 per person (2 sharing)
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Dryburgh Abbey Country House Hotel

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
St Boswells
Scottish Borders TD6 0RQ
Tel: 01835 822261
Fax: 01835 823945

Dryburgh Abbey Country House Hotel

Splendid red sandstone 19th century baronial country house.
Set in a 10 acre estate on the banks of the River Tweed
overlooking the atmospheric ruins of the Abbey.
Melrose 7 miles. Jedburgh 12 miles.
Edinburgh 45 miles. Glasgow 85 miles.
Ideal for fishing, golf, walking, etc.

Recommended by Scotland the Best, Michelin Red Guide,
Which? Hotel Guide, AA Hotel Guide, Good Food Of Scotland Guide.
Country Sports Hotel of the Year in The Scottish Hotel Awards 2010, 2011 & 2012.
The Scottish Fishing Hotel 2007.
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Hotel.
Member of Scotland's Hotels of Distinction.

Award-winning standards of hospitality and food.
Restaurant overlooking the river. AA Red Rosette.
Chef Médaille d’Or for Dinner Excellence 2009
in the Scottish Hotel Awards.
Indoor heated swimming pool.

Choice of 38 bedrooms - most with views of the River Tweed
and/or the abbey ruins.
All bedrooms have private bathroom, telephone, TV, radio,
hairdryer, trouser press, iron, toiletries, tea/coffee.
Deluxe rooms available with half-tester or four-poster beds.
2 Tower Suites with separate sitting rooms.

B&B prices from £70 per person.
Child rates available. Single supplement.
Numerous short breaks available including golf, fishing, etc.
Open for Christmas & New Year.
Dogs welcome by arrangement.

Facilities for weddings and conferences.

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Roxburghe Hotel

The Roxburghe
Roxburghshire TD5 8JZ

Free wedding coordination service.
Maximum guest numbers are 120 in the main house
or in a marquee on the lawns.

Also available:
Corporate entertainment, facilities for meetings.


Country house hotel nestling in woodlands on the banks of the River Teviot.
On 50,000 acre estate (owned by the Duke of Roxburghe)
with 18 hole Championship Golf Course.
Only 1 hour's drive from Edinburgh and Newcastle.
Winner of the Scottish Country House Hotel of the Year 2005.
AA 3 Stars.

Health & Beauty salon (aromatherapy, steam room, etc.)
Spacious public rooms: Library, Drawing Room, Dining Room and Conservatory
with luxurious furnishings with traditional antiques.

22 luxury bedrooms including suites with 4 poster beds and log fires.
All include bathrobes and slippers, mineral water and a daily newspaper.
Many bedrooms individually designed by the Duchess herself.
Choice of double, twin and single rooms
(16 in the main house, 6 in the courtyard).
B&B prices from £72.50 per person.

Outdoor activities can be arranged including:
shooting for pheasant, partridge and grouse, golf,
clay pigeon shooting, archery, croquet, mountain biking.
Fly-fishing on the hotel's trout pond.
Salmon fishing on the River Tweed, Upper and Lower Floors.

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Compare prices for hotel rates in Peebles, Jedburgh, etc.



Scotland Made Easy
Scotland Made Easy can plan a customised itinerary for a self-drive tour to suit your interests, budget and time available. They will book you into recommended accommodation where you are assured of quality, comfort and hospitality - usually in 4 or 5 star B&Bs in Scottish homes. Optional 'specials' include a night in a castle, church, lighthouse, country mansion, etc.
Whether you have already decided which places you want to visit or if you haven't a clue where to start, Scotland Made Easy will advise and take care of all the planning for you.


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