8 days in Scottish Borders Itinerary

8 days in Scottish Borders Itinerary

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Eyemouth
— 2 nights
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Peebles
— 5 nights
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Eyemouth

Eyemouth is a small town and civil parish in Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. Bring the kids along to Eyemouth Harbour and Widows And Bairns. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Gunsgreen House, explore the activities along Cove Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Pease Bay, and look for gifts at Number Four Gallery.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Eyemouth planning website.

Edinburgh to Eyemouth is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October in Eyemouth, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Peebles.

Things to do in Eyemouth

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
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Peebles

Peebles is a royal burgh in Tweeddale, within the Scottish Borders region. Kids will enjoy Jedburgh Abbey and Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Melrose (Abbotsford House, Melrose Abbey, &more), The Haining Kennels (in Selkirk) and Jedburgh (Jedburgh Chocolate House, P & S Dorricott, &more). There's much more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Glentress Forest, delve into the distant past at Dryburgh Abbey, contemplate the long history of Traquair House & Brewery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Dawyck Botanic Garden and Cafe.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Peebles holiday builder website.

Drive from Eyemouth to Peebles in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Peebles

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Scottish Borders travel guide

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Ruins · Gardens · Castles
Soaked in a history of often gruesome land disputes, the Scottish Borders once had a reputation for banditry and lawlessness. Today, the region is best known for its stunning landscapes, summer festivals, and friendly locals. Tourists often overlook this area on their way to Edinburgh or farther north. The region features a multitude of historic sites, including old castles and abbeys, many of which were built during the worst years of the territorial wars by kings keen on developing their lands. When you visit, you may notice that most locals speak dialects incomprehensible to non-natives, but you are unlikely to have communication problems, as they also gladly speak in plain English.