The Scottish Lowlands

Historical Heritage: Immerse Yourself in the Scottish Lowlands

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Historical Heritage: Immerse Yourself in the Scottish Lowlands


On Scotland’s southern-most border lies a wonderfully relaxed, rural region full of rich agricultural heritage and abounding in natural beauty. Gentle hills sweep the landscape, rising from moor to mountain as great rivers cut a swathe through a peaceful farming countryside.

For those who love the great outdoors, there are walking opportunities galore, including the official Southern Upland Way, or get on your bike to explore the nature-rich 7Stanes forestry trails. Alternatively, if you who prefer to be in the driving seat, get behind the wheel to tour the SWC300 coastal route instead.

The world-famous River Tweed flows east here, with runs of record-breaking salmon and sea trout bringing joy to rods and reels each season. Pretty market towns such as Peebles and Melrose offer delicious local food and craft drinks, while villages like artistic Kircudbright and Scotland’s Book Town of Wigtown promise even more cultural delights.

In the lands which inspired Robert Burns, there are hundreds of old stories to uncover. Discover Dundrennan Abbey, the last refuge of Mary Queen of Scots before she fled south. Or simply stroll through stunning stately homes like Sir Walter’s Scott’s Abbotsford House, with their many exotic grounds and lush botanical gardens.

The Turas team will help you plan your personal journey through this special part of Scotland, offering insider advice, making well-crafted connections and opening the doors to unique experiences and more. Just get in touch and we can take our first steps together.

Be sure to see

Melrose Abbey – one of the most important medieval abbeys in Scotland, and the final resting place of the heart of Robert the Bruce.

Melrose Abbey, on a summers day. The Abbey is one of a collection that can be found in the scottish borders.

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Here are examples of some of the places that you can call home

We work with a range of high-quality, specially selected accommodation options, from charming privately-owned B&Bs and country houses, to historic castles and fine luxury hotels in a variety of urban and rural locations.

kinloch lodge fireplace

A charming country house hotel

links house dornoch

An elegant boutique hotel

luxurious edinburgh accomodation

A luxury city centre B&B.

butt lodge

Luxurious island guest house

15 glasgow

A superb city B&B

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