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 eleven Border towns. Then wend your way across to Dumfries for a chance to see one of the most impressive defensive castles in Scotland, or to Gorebridge and stay overnight at a stunning castle keep.