The summer months in the Scottish Borders region are simply glorious with the towns and surrounding areas ready for exploring.
The forests, rivers, hills, wild flowers, fields and cultivated gardens all beckon visitors to see them at their best. With the sunshine and warmer weather, comes a glow that invites discovery, and events throughout the Scottish Borders region that portray the core of country life and country living.
Welcome to August in the Scottish Borders, the height of summer and the best month to visit the many outstanding attractions. Castles, abbeys, stately homes, grand heritage houses with their gardens in bloom are only a few of the wonderful sites you can experience in this amazing region. If you missed the tradition and excitement of the earlier Common Riding festivals in the Borders, then this is your last chance for this year as Lauder and Coldstream put on their finest show of ridings, gymkhanas, sports and parades.
Take the time to visit some of the country’s most majestic buildings from history – Abbotsford House, Bow Hill House, Floors Castle, Mellerstain House, Traquair House to name but a few.
The discovery is endless and there is an activity to suit everyone – from easily accessible gardens and nature parks to some of the best country walks and cycling tracks for the more active.
Scottish Borders Living links to the towns throughout the Scottish Borders. From this page, you can access each town, see what they have to offer as they each present a unique heritage, independent shopping, great eating and dining locations, places to stay and amazing produce. Take time to explore the towns of the Scottish Borders and learn more – you won’t be disappointed!
Scottish Borders Living is an exciting region-wide network of town websites, supporting towns, high streets, communities, businesses along with the hospitality and tourism sectors.