A new way to view the Scottish Borders

A new way to view the Scottish BordersA new open top tour, City Sightseeing Scottish Borders, has arrived in the region.

Operated by Borders Buses, the hop-on and hop-off tour will allow visitors the opportunity to explore historical attractions and stunning views, which make the Scottish Borders an outstanding tourist destination.

The tour includes Abbotsford House (h0me of Siur Walter Scott), Melrose and Dryburgh abbeys, Trimontium roman museum, the William Wallace Statue and Scott’s View. In between the tour captures the beautiful rolling countryside and introduces a host of bustling cafes, bars and boutique shops.

Tours, lasting approximately one hour and 30 minutes, operate every Saturday and Sunday, at two hourly intervals, between 10am and 4pm and 10:20am and 4:20pm respectively.

Tickets, which are available from the driver or online, can be used on a hop-on hop-off basis. The tickets include adult £8, £6 concessions/children and £23 for a family.

Sharon Morrison, commercial manager at West Coast Motors said: “We are thrilled to be launching our City Sightseeing Scottish Borders open top bus tour. The Scottish Borders is a beautiful part of the country and its history, which will be clearly visible from our open top bus, makes it such an exciting place for both UK and overseas visitors.

“Travelling on an open top tour bus is not just a wonderful way to travel it also brings the Scottish Borders fantastic story to life. We have worked closely with the main attractions and local businesses to ensure we deliver a truly memorable tour, which captures all that is wonderful in the area.

“With frequent bus and rail connections, Galashiels Transport Interchange provides the perfect starting place for both local people and visitors alike.”

Information about City Sightseeing Scottish Borders, key attractions local walks and places to eat can be found online www.citysightseeingscottishborders.co.uk.