Edinburgh Border Explorer

Driving Route

Edinburgh Border Explorer


This tour is 195 miles long, please allow at least 5 hours 50 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

Taking you through some of the main towns and villages past the Scottish border

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What you'll see

Tushielaw Inn - Selkirk


Once a toll house for Drovers

Drumlanrig’s Tower - Hawick


A recently restored 16th-century building


Towns & Villages

The large town of Kelso lies near to the meeting point of the River Tweed and the River Teviot.

Dryburgh Abbey - St Boswells

Visitor Attractions

Due to access restrictions in place, there is currently no visitor access to the abbey.

St Boswells

Towns & Villages

St Boswells is a a small village on the south side of the River Tweed.

Melrose Abbey - Melrose

Visitor Attractions

The abbey grounds, cloister and museum are open.


Towns & Villages

The small town of Innerleithen sits at the confluence of the River Tweed where it meets the Leithen Water. Inver is a common prefix for…


Towns & Villages

Gorebridge was once a mining and gun powder production village but is now a commuter town to Edinburgh and a popular place for visitors.


Towns & Villages

Newtongrange, situated in Midlothian, lies around 9 miles outside of Edinburgh city centre.


Towns & Villages

Bonnyrigg, originally a small mining town, sits around 6 miles outside of Edinburgh.


Towns & Villages

The quiet village of Roslin sits around 7 miles outside of Edinburgh.


Towns & Villages

The town of Penicuik, is the largest of the Midlothian towns with around 16,000 residents.

The 'John Buchan Story' Museum - Peebles

Museums & Exhibitions

The Museum follows his extraordinary career. Artefacts, photos & Buchan's writings to tell a remarkable story.


Towns & Villages

Lying in the narrow valley of the Gala Water, Galashiels is one of the most popular towns in the Scottish Borders.


Towns & Villages

Hawick is the largest of the Border towns with a long history stretching back to the 1100’s.