18 days in Scottish Borders Itinerary

18 days in Scottish Borders Itinerary

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18 days in Scottish Borders Itinerary

Start: Bristol
drive:  4 h
1
Peebles
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Melrose
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Jedburgh
— 7 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Hawick
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Selkirk
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Bristol

3
nights
Peebles

Peebles ©
Peebles is a royal burgh in Tweeddale, within the Scottish Borders region. Get out of town with these interesting Peebles side-trips: Linlithgow Palace (in Linlithgow) and Almond Valley Heritage Trust (in Livingston). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, steep yourself in history at Traquair House & Brewery, grab your bike and head to Tweed Valley Railway Path, and explore the ancient world of Cross Kirk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Peebles route planner.

Bristol to Peebles is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. In June in Peebles, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melrose.

Things to do in Peebles

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Don Coyote Outdoor Centre, Almond Valley Heritage Trust, Linlithgow Palace, Rosslyn Chapel, The Great Polish Map of Scotland
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Glentress Forest ©
Glentress Forest
Don Coyote Outdoor Centre ©
Don Coyote Outdoor Centre

3
nights
Melrose

Melrose ©
Melrose is a small town and civil parish in the Scottish Borders, historically in Roxburghshire. On the 1st (Wed), make a trip to Eildon Hills, hike along St Cuthberts Way, and then admire the landmark architecture of Abbotsford House. On the next day, make a trip to Waverley Line Artwork, step into the grandiose world of Floors Castle & Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Kinsman-Blake Gallery, then snap pictures at The Leaderfoot Viaduct, also known as the Drygrange Viaduct, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Harmony Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melrose travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Peebles to Melrose takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jedburgh.

Things to do in Melrose

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kelso, Waverley Line Artwork
Highlights from your plan
Abbotsford House ©
Abbotsford House
Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey
St Cuthberts Way ©
St Cuthberts Way

7
nights
Jedburgh

Jedburgh ©
Jedburgh is a town and former royal burgh in the Scottish Borders and the traditional county town of the historic county of Roxburghshire.LocationJedburgh lies on the Jed Water, a tributary of the River Teviot. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jedburgh: Berwick upon Tweed (Coronation Park, Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, &more), Bamburgh (Bamburgh Castle & Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh) and Holy Island (The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin & Lindisfarne Castle). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, step into the grandiose world of Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Woodside Walled Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jedburgh travel route builder site .

Jedburgh is just a stone's throw from Melrose. In July, daily temperatures in Jedburgh can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Hawick.

Things to do in Jedburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Kielder, Bamburgh, Holy Island, Chillingham Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Jedburgh Abbey ©
Jedburgh Abbey

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nights
Hawick

Hawick ©
Hawick is a town in the Scottish Borders council area and historic county of Roxburghshire in the east Southern Uplands of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Kielder (Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, Kielder Waterside, &more). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at The Borders Distillery, step into the grandiose world of Hermitage Castle, see the interesting displays at Borders Textile Towerhouse, and walk around Wilton Lodge Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hawick holiday planner.

Hawick is just a stone's throw from Jedburgh. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Selkirk.

Things to do in Hawick

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kielder
Highlights from your plan
Wilton Lodge Park ©
Wilton Lodge Park
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre ©
Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre
The Borders Distillery ©
The Borders Distillery

2
nights
Selkirk

Selkirk ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get outside with Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom, view the masterpieces at Halliwell's House Museum, steep yourself in history at Bowhill House & Country Estate, then make a trip to The Haining Kennels, and finally stroll through Haining Loch.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Selkirk holiday planner.

Selkirk is very close to Hawick. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Selkirk

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Haining Loch ©
Haining Loch
Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom ©
Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom
The Haining Kennels ©
The Haining Kennels