The Scottish Borders has to so much to offer and it's now more accessible than ever with the Borders Railway.

With travelling time less than one hour, enjoy iconic city views and picture-perfect countryside sweeping past your train window on one of Scotland’s great scenic rail journeys.

Hop off at one of the 10 stops along the route to enjoy way-marked walking routes, family friendly attractions or explore the rich culture and history of Scotland’s leading cycling destination on two-wheels.

Linking the Borders Railway with communities and visitor attractions, the hop-on, hop-off bus calls at Galashiels, Tweedbank, Melrose, Scott's View, Dryburgh and St Boswells, giving easy access to local tourist attractions

Whether you are looking for adventure, history, food and drink or family fun we have it all and to help guide you on your journey we have put together some example itineraries which can help you to plan your visit.

Attend an event

There so much going on in each of the areas served by the railway: Edinburgh, Midlothian and Scottish Borders. You should also check out event calendars on VisitScotland, The List and ‘This is Edinburgh’. If it's a day trip at the weekend, a week off work, or simply an evening adventure in the Summer months, each region served by the line has something which will appeal to everyone.

From tasty food and drink, country walks, culture, family fun, history and heritage, you're bound to find an adventure aboard Borders Railway.


You can find great ideas about what to do and see along the Borders Railway from Visit Scotland or browse our suggestions below.


Extend your stay

From campsites to 5-star hotels, the Borders Railway catchment offers exceptional accommodation options for all budgets and tastes. Find your perfect stay via VisitScotland.

Travel further

For public transport around the Borders Railway route you can get information and advice from Traveline Scotland, which also operates a telephone line 0871 200 22 33 open 24hrs per day (calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).

For the more active, there are plenty of options for cycling or walking to continue your journey or experience the best of the local scenery.

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Great Visitor Attractions

Our attractions, accommodation providers, local producers, pubs and restaurants are all developing new ideas and products to further enhance their quality. We’re proud to support their enterprise and hard work.