Welcome to the brilliant Borders

Welcome to Explore the Borders – a multi-media news magazine written and designed to help you make the most of your visit to one of the finest regions in the UK.

The Borders, where England and Scotland meet, has something for everyone and Explore the Borders is the perfect companion to help you plan ahead for your trip.

Our site develops around four key themes:-

  • News, features and information about what’s on offer in the Borders
  • A digest of festivals, special events, exhibitions and entertainment
  • Explore the Borders Accommodation Guide
  • Explore the Borders Food and Drink Companion

The Borders is rich in history – it has been the most fought over region in the UK; a land that has witnessed armies marching north and marching south over nearly 2,000 years.

It has seen the legions of Rome, been part of a powerful Kingdom of Northumbria, born the brunt of English attacks from Edward 1, the Hammer of the Scots, through the Wars of Independence and provided a backdrop for Bonnie Prince Charlie’s ill-fated 1745 rebellion.


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