Best Western have 1 hotels in Borders
Book a hotel in the Borders with Best Western for a tranquil short break away and the chance to explore this magical region with your friends and family. The fierce rivalry, constant clashing and often bitter hatred between the Scots and English throughout our colourful history has often manifested in numerous engagements of varying degrees of violence in the Borders, a luscious, hilly, rural area of southern Scotland. This really is the place to come if you want to do something different from your normal UK city break, a place where all worries can be forgotten and a connection with nature can be gained. Stay in our hotel in the Borders and experience the region's raw force of nature.
Town and city breaks in the Borders
Visit Gretna Green, the notorious historic haven for young couples fleeing for the relative laxity of Scotland's marriage laws. The town is charming and now caters to tourists, many of the infamous blacksmiths are open for visitation and many guided tours are available. For a sprinkling of history, go and see the town of Coldstream, located right on the English border. Due to it's geographical and defensive importance, a famous breed of soldier was trained there, 'the Coldstream Guards,' whose history is detailed in a local museum. For a more substantial settlement, head towards Hawick, one of the largest border towns. Like all the other southern Scottish settlements, Hawick is blessed with monuments and historical landmarks. The town, however, also caters well for shoppers, foodies and even sports fans with a very fanatical rugby scene. Catching a game here will surely be one of the highlights of your trip with great comradery and atmosphere. A stay in our Borders hotel gives you access to all these enchanting, traditional towns and villages and many more.
Holidays in the Borders countryside
The Scottish scenery is lavish and lush. Sweeping hills coated in unspoilt foliage run across the landscape as far as the eye can see. The occasional ruined fort reminds of the region's troubled past while the bustling, border villages and towns, nestled sporadically throughout the mountains, indicate a pleasant present and comfortable future. From your Borders hotel, exploration into the great Scottish outdoors is simply a must. The scenery is nothing short of breath taking and is surprisingly varied. The rolling hills, gentle valleys, stretching moorland and rocky coastlines with secluded coves and charming fishing villages really capture the essence and beauty of bonny Scotland.
Attractions in the Borders
The rural area, despite being so raw and sparse, is alive with attractions all year round. History is a dominant theme running through the Borders' activities. There are imposing castles and forts, ancient abbeys, extravagant estates and striking ruins. For those with an interest beyond historical buildings, why not visit the embalmed heart of local hero Robert the Bruce, buried at Melrose Abbey? For something completely different from your usual UK city break, stay in our hotel in the borders and see why it's the number one destination for short breaks in Scotland.