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The great outdoors: History, nature, hillsides and stunning scenery on a trek through the Scottish Borders
Two great rivers, three magnificent abbeys and a plethora of wonderful hills pretty much sums up this Great Scottish Journey from Peebles to Kelso through the gorgeous Scottish Borders.
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ROLLING hills and moorland, gentle valleys and iconic historic locations to explore, the Scottish Borders are the perfect place for a getaway and are home to some of Scotland’s most beautiful hotels. Here, the Good Hotel Guide shares six of the best hotels in the Scottish Borders…
Herges on the Loch, Galashiels Ideally situated for anyone visiting Melrose or Abbotsford. It nestles just off the A68, at the top of Gunknowe Loch in Tweedbank with panoramic views of birdlife on the water. Owners Sandy and Karen offer a warm welcome and take pride in ensuring that everyone’s visit is memorable and enjoyable. Head chef Len Cumming and his team carefully prepare and cook dishes to order using fresh, local ingredients. From homemade soup and haggis parcels to Borders beef and ale pie and battered Peterhead haddock with crispy chips, you’ll be hard-pushed to choose just one delicious dish – so why not have two? And the Italian baked pizzas get rave reviews.
1. Talla Reservoir, Tweedsmuir This two-mile-long reservoir on the head waters of the Talla Water is simply stunning – and excellent for catching brown trout!
1. Scott's View, Bemersyde There really is no escaping Sir Walter Scott in the Borders – and when you get to this spot you simply won’t want to. You take the B6356 road – signposted Dryburgh Abbey – off the B6404 to get to the viewpoint with a sensational panorama. It’s a lot easier and quicker in a car than it was when the horse pulling Sir Walter’s hearse to the Abbey is said to have paused here, just as it did on their daily outings. If that is indeed what happened, the horse had good taste as the River Tweed below loops round what was once the site of the original Melrose Abbey.