Discover a selection of 1,000 holiday rentals in Scottish Borders that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including internet/WiFi and parking available. Prices start at £ 67 per night, and cottages and cabins are popular options for a stay in Scottish Borders. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Experience Scottish Borders in holiday lettings

With rolling hills and gentle valleys along the picturesque Berwickshire coastline, the Scottish Borders is a beautiful place for a relaxing holiday of exploring and sightseeing. From awe-inspiring castles and stately homes to outdoor excursions in the diverse terrain, the Scottish Borders is a premier destination for every type of traveller. Holiday lettings in the Scottish Borders put you right in the heart of the region and all it has to offer.

History

Historic sites near Scottish Borders holiday homes

The Scottish Borders is filled with enchanting historic locations with fascinating stories to tell. Holiday lettings can be found near sites like the Traquair House, a 12th-century stately home with elegant furnishings and brewery and craft workshops, and Dryburgh Abbey, a medieval ruin site with an old Gothic monastery and nature trails. The Jedburgh Abbey, a ruined 12th-century Augustinian abbey with Romanesque architecture and a herb garden, and St Abb’s Head, a rocky promontory with a nature reserve and historic lighthouse, are also great places to visit and learn about the history of the region.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Scottish Borders

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Scottish Borders a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (29.3 mi / 47.1 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (30 mi / 48.2 km)
  • Kelso Racecourse (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Great Polish Map of Scotland (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
  • Kielder Observatory (24.7 mi / 39.8 km)
  • Butterfly and Insect World (25.2 mi / 40.6 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Scottish Borders holiday lettings

The picturesque countryside of the Scottish Borders provides a natural playground for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. Adrenaline-pumping mountain biking, off-road quad biking, archery, treetop adventures and surfing are the most popular outdoor excursions in the Scottish Borders, though those looking for leisurely activities can enjoy a relaxing afternoon of angling or golf. Many nature trails can be found in historic ruin sites, ancient woodland or vast hills and valleys, providing excellent opportunities for walking, biking or horseback riding among native wildlife. Whatever your inclination, holiday homes in Scottish Borders put you right in the centre of the action.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders is famous for its stunning river views and beautiful gardens. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Scottish Borders is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arthur's Seat (29.9 mi / 48 km)
  • Northumberland National Park (28.7 mi / 46.1 km)
  • Holyrood Park (29 mi / 46.7 km)
  • Three Brethren (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Kailzie Gardens (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • St Mary's Loch (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Scottish Borders

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 34.1 mi (54.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Carlisle (CAX), which is 43.8 mi (70.5 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Tweedbank Station, Galashiels Station and Stow Station are the main stations in the area.

How to get around

Transport to Scottish Borders holiday homes

The Scottish Borders is convenient and easy reach, thanks to its location between Edinburgh, Northumberland and Lothians. Buses and car hires can bring you into Scottish Borders from the north or south, and train lines run from major cities in the UK right into the heart of the region. Once there, you can use many bus services to travel between towns or hire a car to travel through the area near your holiday rental at your own pace.

Food & drink

Sample Scottish Borders cuisine

With excellent pubs, cafes and restaurants boasting sustainably-sourced and organic meats, vegetables, game and fish with simple spices, the Scottish Borders offers a culinary journey for foodies. Craft brewers, artisan gin distillers and whiskey producers put the finishing touch on the fine cuisine in the region. Visit a restaurant or pub near your holiday rental in the Scottish Borders to try authentic recipes like powsowdie, a Scottish sheep’s-head stew, Arbroath smokies, a type of smoked haddock, and Dundee cake, a popular fruit cake with rich flavours and local ingredients.

Can I find a vacation rental around Scottish Borders?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 753 vacation rentals near Scottish Borders. From 483 cottages to 492 cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Scottish Borders for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.