Find the best place to stay — Scottish Borders

Where to stay around Scottish Borders?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 385 holiday lettings near Scottish Borders. From 273 cottages to 50 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Scottish Borders is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Scottish Borders?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Scottish Borders. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Peebles: 45 holiday homes
  • Kelso: 144 holiday homes
  • Eyemouth: 167 holiday homes
  • Melrose: 200 holiday homes
  • Jedburgh: 125 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Scottish Borders! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Scottish Borders?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Scottish Borders with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Peebles: 45 holiday lettings
  • Kelso: 144 holiday lettings
  • Eyemouth: 167 holiday lettings
  • Melrose: 200 holiday lettings
  • Jedburgh: 125 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Scottish Borders?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Scottish Borders are:

  • Edinburgh Waverly Station Airport (ZXE): 1,856 self catering accommodations
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI): 1,834 self catering accommodations
  • Carlisle Airport (CAX): 336 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Scottish Borders?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Scottish Borders. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Duns Castle: 392 holiday rentals
  • Traquair House: 176 holiday rentals
  • Melrose Abbey: 255 holiday rentals
  • Manderston House: 376 holiday rentals
  • Eyemouth Museum: 307 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Scottish Borders listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Make a holiday rental property or holiday cottage in the Scottish Borders your home away from home

The Scottish Borders reach along the border with England from the Berwickshire Coast on the eastern extremity until reaching Dumfries and Galloway to the west. The moorland countryside is absolutely stunning, studded with charming villages, beautiful stately homes and dramatic castles, guides for which are available from any Scottish Borders tourist information centre.

Things to do on holiday in the Scottish Borders

There is a huge amount of fun to be had from a Scottish Borders holiday cottage. Whether you are taking a long holiday or a short break to the Scottish Borders for a family holiday or romantic getaway, you will never be short of top class entertainment. There are a large number of adventure activities to enjoy, including windsurfing, canyoning, zorbing, off road driving and sky diving in the Scottish Borders. The Scottish Borders Tourist Information offices have information on all the sports centres and adventure activity locations in the area.

The Southern Upland Way extends through the rolling hills, deep river valleys and mature forests of the Scottish Borders, giving walkers and cyclists a chance to get out into the crisp, clean air of the Scottish countryside from their self catering Scottish Borders property, and enjoy the country at its best. There is a real sense of freedom in the Borders countryside, and you can get out into the hills for anything from an hour to a succession of days from your Scottish Borders accommodation.

The Scottish Borders are also extremely well known for their salmon, trout and sea fishing. The River Tweed is a hugely famous salmon fishing river, and fishermen flock from across Europe to self catering Scottish Borders holiday cottages on the Tweed every year, hoping to catch their record fish, and just soak in the wonderfully peaceful atmosphere and experience the soft, changing lights of the Scottish evening.

Short breaks to Scottish Borders accommodation are a great excuse for a golfing break. Weekends playing golf on any one of the excellent, scenic and windswept courses of the Scottish Borders are great fun and extremely rewarding.

Places to visit on holiday in the Scottish Borders

The Lindisfarne Priory is the most important and holiest of Anglo-Saxon historical monuments in the UK. Access is limited by the tides, and care must be taken if you are taking the crossing from Scottish Borders accommodation. There are also two magnificent, long walks which originate from the old priory.

Travel to the Scottish Borders

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is located just outside the Scottish Borders, bringing people to Scottish Borders holiday cottages from all across the world. However, from anywhere in the UK, driving or catching a train is easy. The driving in the Scottish Borders is surprisingly relaxing, with traffic-free roads cutting through dramatic scenery.


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Activities and attractions in Scottish Borders

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Scottish Borders a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (29.3 mi / 47.1 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (30 mi / 48.2 km)
  • Kelso Racecourse (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Great Polish Map of Scotland (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
  • Kielder Observatory (24.7 mi / 39.8 km)
  • Butterfly and Insect World (25.2 mi / 40.6 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders is famous for its stunning river views and beautiful gardens. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Scottish Borders is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arthur's Seat (29.9 mi / 48 km)
  • Northumberland National Park (28.7 mi / 46.1 km)
  • Holyrood Park (29 mi / 46.7 km)
  • Three Brethren (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Kailzie Gardens (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • St Mary's Loch (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)