Scenic Viewpoints

Driving Route

Scenic Viewpoints


Some of the most wonderful views in the world

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!

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

St Mary's Loch - Selkirk

Outdoor Activities

St Mary's Loch lies right in the heart of the Scottish Borders between Selkirk and Moffat and provides a beautiful setting for a relaxing walk.

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.