Self-catering accommodation in Southern Scotland
Southern Scotland offers more than a pit stop on the way to the way to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The Borderlands are rich in history and beautiful landscapes – its proximity to England brought raids and war. The land is peppered with the remains of fortifications that date back to Roman times in some cases. From Hadrian’s Wall to the impressive, once, prosperous abbeys that ruled over agricultural communities, there's something to see everywhere you look. Regularly ransacked before their destruction during the Reformation, the ruins of these churches, linked by cycling and walking paths, are among Scotland's best for outdoor sports enthusiasts and trekkers.
The forests in the west give way to market towns like Ayr which is the land of poet Robert Burns. The hills cascade down to sandy stretches of coastline blessed with Scotland's sunniest weather. The lushness of the region’s tranches of forest is writ large in destinations like Galloway Forest Park, Carrifan Wildwood and the Wood of Cree. Visit 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 wild seas and open rural coastline. We’ve put together a fantastic selection of holiday cottages in Southern Scotland that are the perfect recipe for your vacation.