For centuries, the roads and paths across the South of Scotland were essential lifelines. Today, exploring these parts means travelling along some of the most accessible but off-the-beaten path destinations in Scotland. However you choose to arrive – fly, drive, public transport or bike your adventure starts at once.

In the South of Scotland, you’re never far from anywhere – the Central Belt, North of England and Northern Ireland are all just a stone’s throw away. Whether you’re looking to explore scenic back roads by car, sit back on public transport, get active by bike, on foot or even by horse, there are plenty of options to get you wherever you want to go.

Being on holiday is great fun. Exploring new places, meeting new people and doing things in your own time is what it is all about. Slow down and take your time. Please be mindful of the environment and of others. We want you to enjoy the best the South of Scotland has to offer and also help our tourism industry and local communities, in a safe way. Scotland starts here, and you are all very welcome.