No more than an hour from Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders combine the rugged landscape of Scotland with the area's most turbulent history and resplendent cultural treasures. The whole family will be enchanted by its sacred ruins, castles, dense forests, and gardens overflowing with exotic flowers.
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1,204 beautiful accommodation options from 24 partner websites, such as Casamundo or Booking.com, can be booked in Scottish Borders. HomeToGo lets you directly compare the prices for each property from different partner websites to discover the best price and save up to 53%.
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Popular holiday rental amenities in the Scottish Borders
Rentals can be chosen based on your personal preferences. Just above, you can see the number of rentals that offer a particular amenity in Scottish Borders. Most of the accommodation options in Scottish Borders provide internet or TVs, which makes it a fantastic holiday destination if you need internet access during your holidays or you never miss an episode of your favourite show. Three features that aren't often provided are saunas, hot tubs and pools.
Price and Availability Index for Scottish Borders
Holiday Letting Price Information in the Scottish Borders
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months. The most expensive dates to travel to Scottish Borders are in July (23/07 - 30/07). The cheapest week is in November (26/11 - 03/12). Prices fall to an average of £81 per night.
Holiday Home Availability Information in the Scottish Borders
Find out the percentage of available rentals & cottages in the Scottish Borders with the graph above. So far, the week with the least available rentals in the Scottish Borders is in May (28/05 - 04/06). More properties are available during one week of November (05/11 - 12/11), when the booking rate is only 35%.
The Weather in the Scottish Borders
Above are the weather conditions for Scottish Borders. July is the warmest month in the Scottish Borders, with average daily maximum temperatures of 19°. No heat wave is expected in February, when minimum average temperatures usally hit a 1° low. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is April.
7-Day Weather Forecast in the Scottish Borders
Accommodation options for your holiday in the Scottish Borders
An ecclesiastical must
This romantically ruinous medieval abbey is what many think of at the mention of Scotland. Like something out of a fashion editorial, the cloister and chapter house have returned to the nature that inspired their Gothic designs. The spot is a serene haven, especially near the burial places of poet Sir Walter Scott and the famed Earl of Buchan.
Discover Scotland's magic
There is an endless choice of outings for children at the Scottish Borders. Visit Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre to learn about the exciting journey of salmon upstream to their breeding grounds. Take part in an osprey watch at Tweed Valley's dedicated centre, or dress up in period clothing at the Borders Textile Towerhouse. Here, special exhibitions and audiovisuals bring the area’s history to life.
Surrounded by misty fields and forests, Scotland's largest inhabited castle is like nothing you've ever seen. Its grand crenellations were the creation of leading architect William Adam in 1721. Stroll along the river and through the Victorian walled garden, and admire the vast collection of fine art, porcelain, and restored tapestries.
This ancient edifice is a masterpiece of Gothic style, with kaleidoscopic stained glass windows that illuminate the interior with rainbows in the late afternoon sunshine. A Cistercian monastery was built on the site in 1136, which suffered at the hands of the English due to its location at the English border. However, the monks were allowed to stay on after its dissolution.
Dating back almost a thousand years, Traquair House was originally a hunting lodge for Scottish royalty. Its library, brewery, and incredible hedge maze are now living history. Enjoy traditional Scottish fare at the Cottage Restaurant, which dates to 1745. Make sure to try the famous Traquair House Ales.
Grab your mountain bike and venture around Glentress. There are more forest trails here (over 50 miles) than anywhere else in Tweed Valley, making Glentress a pretty perfect place to experience the Scottish wild at its most rural and idyllic. Horseriding and orienteering are other superb ways to explore this stunning corner of Scotland.
Dawyck Botanic Garden
As green-fingered visitors will likely know, Dawyck is one of the world's most prestigious arboreta. The award-winning visitors centre teaches you all about the proliferation of exotic plants that somehow thrive in Scotland's rugged landscape. The defining structural element in the garden is the Dutch Bridge, an ideal setting for a photo.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in the Scottish Borders?
The average nightly price for a holiday home in the Scottish Borders is £46.
How many holiday homes are available to book in the Scottish Borders?
October is the time of year with the highest amount of Cottage and Bed & Breakfast rentals available in the Scottish Borders, so you'll find plenty of great holiday deals during this month.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in the Scottish Borders?
The top three amenities our customers choose for holiday rentals in the Scottish Borders are internet, TVs and gardens.
How many holiday homes are on offer in the Scottish Borders?
With 1,251 holiday rentals available in the Scottish Borders, you're sure to find the perfect accommodation for your visit.
Am I allowed to bring my pet when staying in a Scottish Borders holiday home?
Dogs are welcome in the Scottish Borders, which is home to 574 pet-friendly holiday homes.
What's the best time of year to travel to Scottish Borders?
July and August are the warmest months in the Scottish Borders, while April and May have the least rain.
Can you get deals on holiday rentals in the Scottish Borders?
You can get great value holiday homes in the Scottish Borders with the cost per night for a letting beginning at £46 - and HomeToGo has created plenty of filters that make it quick and simple to discover the best deals. When considering different dates for a trip, try a search using HomeToGo's flexible dates technology to easily look for great value timings and see savings of up to 64%. Additionally, HomeToGo's 'distance from' filter lets you see top quality accommodation offers in lower-price, lesser-known locales with good proximity to your desired destination, whether that's sand and sea, a mountain for snowboarding, or a city's urban hub. Start searching with time to spare to take advantage of good availability and the best deals - and do so without worries by ticking HomeToGo's 'free cancellation' filter when searching for holiday accommodation.
What are the pros of choosing a holiday letting in the Scottish Borders with HomeToGo?
From increased privacy away from the crowds to plenty of room in which to have fun with your family, friends or partner, holiday rentals in the Scottish Borders bring a variety of bonuses. HomeToGo provides genuine ratings from verified visitors, and searching is safe, easy, and stress-free - so with 1,251 rentals from 23 providers in the area, you're guaranteed to discover the perfect type of accommodation with all of the amenities to suit you in the Scottish Borders.
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