The first stopping-off place for marauding English in centuries past, The Borders bore the brunt of numerous bloody battles and raids. Now visitors come in peace and are delighted to discover this region of undulating hills, picturesque rivers and traditional market towns. Flowing some 90 miles through the region, the River Tweed is one of Scotland’s great rivers. Famous the world over for salmon and trout fishing, anglers have been flocking to its banks since the 17th century. This is great walking, cycling and driving country wherever you choose to wander. The Borders Railway – Scotland’s newest scenic rail track – was opened in 2015 by HRH The Queen. Re-connecting this region to the capital, Edinburgh, the track follows the original Waverley route almost 50 years after it was closed.