Explore the South of Scotland: A Haven for Adventurers, Foodies and History Enthusiasts

From historic landmarks to outdoor adventures, the enchanting South of Scotland region offers endless opportunities for travellers seeking unforgettable experience. An array of attractions and tours await tourists, discover the region via car on the SWC300 or amble from village to shore on the St Cuthbert’s Way and Southern Upland Way.

Discover Historic Landmarks + Heritage Exploration

Immerse yourself in the rich history with visits to ancient castles, historic abbeys, and charming market towns. Discover the magnificent ruined abbeys on the Border Abbey Trail, passing through the tranquil countryside with views of the rolling hills and opportunities to fish on the Rivers Tweed and Teviot.

Melrose Abbey Ruins in Melrose, Scottish Borders

Embrace Outdoor Adventures

For those with a thirst for adventure, Scotland’s South delivers an array of outdoor activities. The Kirkpatrick C2C cycle route takes opportunists on a mesmerising journey from Scotland’s East to West Coast, exploring the district’s natural beauty on dedicated cycling trails. Thrill-seekers can kayak along stunning coastlines or test their skills on excellent golf courses nestled amidst breathtaking scenery.

River Tweed, Scottish Borders

Indulge in Culinary Delights

Food lovers will delight in the culinary offerings of Scotland’s South, where farm-to-table dining experiences showcase the region’s finest produce and flavours. Take the fascinating tour in The Borders Distillery, finishing with a tasting experience in The Tait Gallery Bar. Visit 1610 in Dumfries, a favourite haunt of Scottish poet Robert Burns for fine dining experience recommended by the Michelin Guide.

The Borders Distillery, Hawick

Vibrant Festivals and Events

Experience the South’s vibrant cultural scene with an eclectic calendar of festivals and events. Avid equestrians fill their boots spectating the Common Ridings on festival week or venturing to The Kelso Races. Alternatively you can immerse yourself in literary heaven at the Borders Book Festival, there’s always something exciting happening in Scotland’s South.

Horses and Rides at the Common Ridings Festival, Scottish Borders

Make the Trip Permanent

For those looking to escape the mundane nine to five, G+S are currently marketing a number of lifestyle businesses offering a change of pace. We have a number of quaint Village Inns such as the Allanton Inn and The Steam Packet Inn, alternatively take a look at our Country House Hotels; Harbour House Hotel and Dryfesdale Country House Hotel.

Operate a village inn, The Border Hotel, in the east. Or set up shop in the West managing the Torrs Warren Country House Hotel. For the romantics, The Gables in Gretna offers the chance to run a hotel in the UK’s ‘wedding capital’.

Allanton Inn, Allanton, Scottish Borders

Steam Packet Inn, Isle of Whithorn

The Harbour House Hotel, Stranraer, Scotland

Dryfesdale Country House Hotel, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway

The Borders Hotel, Yetholm, Scottish Borders

Torrs Warren Country House Hotel, Stranraer, Scotland

The Gables Hotel, Gretna, Scottish Borders

If any of these have caught your eye, contact our Agents and find out more.

Alistair Letham – 07836341710 – alistair.letham@g-s.co.uk

Katie Tait – 07500423941 – katie.tait@g-s.co.uk