Across the South you’ll be able to see age-old castles and preserved keeps. These ancient strongholds defended the inhabitants from the notorious Reivers that prowled The Debatable Land. Discover the bloody history and high romance of Scotland’s southern regions and how these events have shaped the landscape and culture of our present. 

Where to Visit?

Start in Hawick, where each year the Common Ridings begin; this is the oldest equestrian festival in the world, and you can follow it into 23 border towns. Wend your way across to Dumfries for a chance to see Caerlaverock Castle one of the most impressive defensive castles in Scotland, or to Langholm and visit Gilnockie Tower, home to the infamous Scottish Border Reiver, Johnnie Armstrong of Gilnockie.