The Borders region is sandwiched between the Cheviot Hills on the English border and the Pentland and Moorfoot ranges to the south of Edinburgh. The finest section of the lush Tweed valley lies between Melrose and Peebles, where you’ll find a string of attractions, from Sir Walter Scott’s eccentric mansion at Abbotsford to the ancient seat of Traquair House, along with the region’s famous abbeys, founded in the reign of King David I (1124–53).

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