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Holidays in South Scotland

Southern Scotland cottages

Visit Southern Scotland

Southern Scotland is rich in history and beautiful landscapes – its proximity to England brought conflicts at the border that lasted hundreds of years. The region is also full of the fascinating remains of battlements whose origins can be traced all the way back to Roman times. From the Antonine Wall to the impressive, once, wealthy abbeys that ruled over the local communities, there’s something spectacular to see no matter where you look. The ruins of these churches and fortifications are, today, linked by countless cycling and walking paths, and are among Scotland's best for outdoor sports enthusiasts and trekkers. Southern Scotland is waiting to be explored!

Guide to Edinburgh

There is no shortage of things to do in Edinburgh, a bustling and vibrant city in East Lothian, steeped in history that plays host to a variety of colourful festivals throughout the year including the Royal Military Tattoo, the Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). Read all about it.

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Guide to Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders is way more than a former political flashpoint, it’s also a beautiful area of the country with so many places to visit and things to do. Read all about it here.

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Guide to Loch Lomond

Vast expanses of water, towering mountains and natural beauty, Loch Lomond is one of south Scotland's top holiday destinations. Part of the stunning Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, there are a fantastic range of things to do to make the most of your holiday.

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Guide to the Isle of Arran

Home to an abundance of nature, majestic scenery and just 35 miles from Glasgow, The Isle of Arran is a Scottish Island well worth exploring. If you're looking for a remote retreat, this island is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

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Discover the beautiful south of Scotland

Uncover the region’s tranches of forest such as those in Galloway Forest Park, Carrifan Wildwood and the Wood of Cree. Historians will love a trip to the final resting place of Robert the Bruce’s heart and see the bagpipe-playing pig of Melrose in the east. Coastal walks in the Lothians, along the east coast, bring their own reward – with views of epic wild seas and open rural coastline.

A trip to Kelso, located right on the Scottish border with England, is a great place to stay. Take gentle riverside strolls along the banks of the River Tweed and over the attractive five arched bridge that crosses the river. Bird watchers will love The Bass Rock near North Berwick, which is home to the largest colony of gannets in the world and a superb destination to spot rare species too. Not to be missed is a trip to the ‘Gateway to the Galloway Hills’, Newton Stewart. The choice of activities there is varied; embark on a trek through the gigantic Galloway Hills and Forest Park or climb to Merrick’s impressive peak at 843 metres high. 

The cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow both offer endless charm as well as a wealth of cultural activities and sporting pursuits which await. The annual programme of events is as broad and as enticing as any you’ll find in the UK and serve as a great introduction to Scotland at large. Close to Glasgow lies the famous Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park which is an area of beauty and seculsion. Here you can find watersports, outdoor activities, shopping and eateries. 

We’ve put together a fantastic selection of holiday cottages in Southern Scotland that are the perfect recipe for your vacation.

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