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Discover Ancient Abbeys & Delightful Countryside

Historic abbeys, gothic mansions and fairytale castles are sprinkled across the varied landscapes of this largely unexplored area of southern Scotland. Escape the crowds and revel in Scotland’s literary, religious and political history, while making the most of miles of peaceful countryside, from expansive valleys to wild forests.

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Historic Borders of Scotland & England

From £625pp

Self-Drive Holidays
Duration 7 Nights
  • Discover medieval castles and abbeys in the Scottish Borders
  • The wild and tranquil scenery of Northumberland National Park
  • Dramatic castles and golden beaches on the sparkling Northumberland coast

Southern Scotland Winter Road Trip

From £615pp

Self-Drive Holidays
Duration 6 Nights
  • Explore charming Ayrshire which inspired Scotland's Bard, Rabbie Burns
  • Discover the unspoilt beauty of Dumfries and Galloway - home to the magical Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park
  • Visit the magnificent ruins of Melrose Abbey - the resting place of the heart of Robert the Bruce

St Cuthbert’s Way

From £455pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 62.5 miles / 100 km
Duration 5 - 8 Nights
  • Enjoy an unforgettable pilgrimage journey to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne
  • Explore the idyllic countryside of the Scottish Borders and the Cheviot Hills
  • Discover historic abbeys, priories and castles in Scotland and England

Borders Abbeys Way

From £550pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 68 miles / 109 km
Duration 6 - 7 Nights
  • Enjoy easy walking through the wonderful Scottish Borders countryside
  • Immersive yourself in the region’s rich religious and local history
  • Visit the majestic ruins of four 12th-century abbeys

Southern Upland Way

From £1320pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 212 miles / 341 km
Duration 14 - 16 Nights
  • Journey through a spectacular, remote and undiscovered part of the country
  • Discover the fascinating heritage of Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders
  • Explore the enchanting Galloway Forest and Dark Sky Park

Berwickshire Coastal Path

From £405pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 40.5 miles / 66 km
Duration 4 - 5 Nights
  • Enjoy an exhilarating walk along some of the highest sea cliffs in Britain
  • St Abb's Head - a spectacular national nature reserve formed by an extinct volcano
  • Explore an area famed for its birdlife and rare coastal flora

Kintyre Way

From £635pp

Walking Holidays
Distance 100 miles / 161 km
Duration 7 - 8 Nights
  • Enjoy views across to the beautiful Scottish islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha
  • Spot the rich variety of wildlife including eagles, otters, seals and basking sharks
  • Breathe in the bracing sea air as you stride along the white sands of Machrihanish Beach

Burns Country & The Scottish Borders

From £715pp

Self-Drive Holidays
Duration 8 Nights
  • Visit the magnificent ruins of Melrose Abbey - the resting place of the heart of Robert the Bruce
  • Explore the charming region of Ayrshire, which inspired Scotland's Bard, Rabbie Burns
  • Experience the unspoilt beauty of Dumfries and Galloway, home to the only Dark Sky Park in Europe

Discover Ayrshire & Arran

From £665pp

Self-Drive Holidays
Duration 7 Nights
  • Experience the tranquillity of island life on the spectacular Isle of Arran
  • Explore the enchanting region of Ayrshire, which inspired Scotland’s Bard, Robert Burns
  • Discover Culzean Castle, an 18th-century masterpiece designed by architect Robert Adam

Literary Scotland

From £750pp

Self-Drive Holidays
Duration 9 Nights
  • Explore the Scottish Borders, birthplace of Sir Walter Scott
  • Take a literary tour of Scotland’s capital Edinburgh, a UNESCO City of Literature
  • Discover the romantic and inspiring Trossachs National Park
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