Edinburgh Border Explorer

Driving Route

Edinburgh Border Explorer

Driving

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

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

What you'll see

Newcastleton

Towns & Villages

Newcastleton built in 1793 by the Duke of Buccleuch to capitalise on the growing textile markets, it has conservation status.


Jedburgh

Towns & Villages

Jedburgh lies on the Jed Water, a tributary of the River Teviot.


Kelso

Towns & Villages

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


Earlston

Towns & Villages

Earlston is a market town that lies at the edge of the Leader water that dates back to around the 13th century.


St Boswells

Towns & Villages

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


Galashiels

Towns & Villages

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


Innerleithen

Towns & Villages

The small town of Innerleithen sits at the confluence of the River Tweet where it meets the Leithen water.


Gorebridge

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.


Newtongrange

Towns & Villages

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


Bonnyrigg - Bonbnyrigg

Towns & Villages

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


Roslin

Towns & Villages

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


Penicuik

Towns & Villages

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


Peebles

Towns & Villages

Sitting on the River Tweed, the stunning scenery around Peebles is considered an area of outstanding beauty.


Selkirk

Towns & Villages

Selkirk is one of the oldest Royal Burghs in Scotland and also one of the earliest settlements in what is now the Scottish Borders.


Hawick

Towns & Villages

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