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The Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders covers about eighteen hundred square miles and stretches from the moor lands and hills in the west to the eastern agricultural fields then on to Berwickshire rocky coastline with its quaint fishing villages and intriguing coves. The borders are one of the 32 local government council areas that make up Scotland. The area borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Lanarkshire, Lothian, Edinburgh and Midlothian in Scotland and Northumberland and Cumbria in England.

The residents of the Scottish Borders are extremely proud of the history and heritage and refer to themselves as Borderers.

Staying in a Scottish Borders Cottage is something you can enjoy whatever the season. The spring months offer fresh growth in the forest and valleys of the area. The summer offers longer warmer and brighter days where you can relax in your picturesque accommodation. Autumn turns the shades of the border mellow and adds tints of purple and mauve to the moor land. Staying in the region during the winter will expose you to the early morning mists and the majestic snow capped hills. Which ever season you chose to pay the Scottish borders a visit will bring a unique take on the untouched natural beauty of the area.

The Scottish borders have a romantic history that means there are castles, abbeys, mansions and ruins to explore, dotted throughout the countryside. Whatever you like to do on your UK based holidays, the Scottish borders will have something to offer. There are plenty of gardens and parks to visit. Stately homes, castles and gardens take care of any botanical lovers needs.

The stunning gardens and parks in the region offer individual distinctive charms and some of them have even won national floral awards such as “Beautiful Scotland in Bloom” and “Beautiful Britain in Bloom”.

So whatever time of year you decide to stay in a cottage in the Scottish borders you will be taken back by the stunning beauty that the region has to offer.

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