Sweeping valleys, bountiful forests and scenic moorlands filled with heather now provide peaceful, rural surroundings.
With an area of 1800 square miles to explore, getting lost in the variety of different scenery the area yields, is a pleasure.
Melrose Abbey is a must-see, where the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is said to have been laid to rest.
For those more interested in the present day, the gardens and grounds that accompany the historical buildings are a delight to explore.
A haven for wildlife and superb base for exploring the Border towns, Northumberland and Edinburgh as well as offering great cycling, fishing, golf and walking.
The opportunity to play golf, eat, drink and sleep at one of Scotland's top courses. This comfortable holiday cottage is located on the southern edge of Bowmont Forest just four miles from the historic town of Kelso with its great eateries and fantastic independent shops.
A haven for wildlife and a perfect setting for relaxing, walking or exploring the areas numerous attractions with fishing, cycling and championship golf nearby.