Scenic Viewpoints

Driving Route

Scenic Viewpoints

Driving

This route provides a collection of some of the must-see views in the South of Scotland. From rolling mountains, to picturesque lochs and breathtaking coastal scenery.

Great for photographs that will be cherished forever!

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What you'll see

Siccar Point - Berwickshire

Visitor Attractions

One of the World's most important geological locations!


Scott's View - Melrose

Scenic Views

An outstanding view of the River Tweed and Eildon Hills


Eildon Hills - Melrose

Low Level Walks

These distinctive hills have well marked routes for walking as part of longer routes or just as a day out in themselves


Kirkhope Tower - Selkirk

History & Heritage

Kirkhope Tower was originally built in the sixteenth century by the Douglas owners of the Ettrick Valley.


Gladhouse Reservoir - Gorebridge

Nature & Animals

Gladhouse Reservoir is the largest area of freshwater in the Lothians. It was created in 1879 by the engineer James Leslie


Capital View - Edinburgh

Scenic Views

A moderately strenuous but relatively short walk over the top of the North Pentlands with excellent views all round


The Raiders' Road - Castle Douglas

Scenic Views

The Raider’s Road is one of two forest drives in the Galloway Forest Park, that allows visitors so enjoy the woods and wildlife without having…


Burrowhead - Isle of Whithorn

Scenic Views

The cliffs at Burrowhead are the southernmost point in the Machars.


Killantringan Lighthouse - Stranraer

History & Heritage

Served as a waypoint in the North Channel of the Irish Sea, it became operational in 1900, and is a listed building.


The Merrick - Glentrool

Nature & Animals

The Merrick is the highest mountain in southern Scotland. With a summit elevation of 843 metres, it lies in the Range of the Awful Hand.


Mennock Pass - Sanquhar

Scenic Views

The Mennock Pass is a stunningly scenic stretch of road, running from the hamlet of Mennock, just south of Sanquhar to Wanlockhead, Scotland's highest village.