Borders Historic Route
- 89 miles / 143 km
- Gretna Green – Edinburgh
The only tourist route that begins outside Scotland, the Borders Historic Route picks up near Carlisle before passing into the lush countryside of the Scottish Borders. Follow the route to Edinburgh and explore the charming villages you pass en route before reaching Scotland’s historic capital city.
Clan Armstrong Centre at Gilnockie Tower
History, mystery and a whole world of discovery await you at this enthralling Scottish pele tower.
Borders Textile Towerhouse
Learn about the famous Scottish Borders’ textile industry, including knitwear and tweed.
Lochcarron of Scotland
See tartan being woven from scratch.
Lindean Mill Glass
Watch the glassblowers at work making glasses, plates and glass panels.
Tour the former home of the famous Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott.
National Mining Museum Scotland
Experience the sights and sounds of a working Victorian coal mine.
Sample local beer or pick up bottles to take home.
Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World
Walk amongst hundreds of jewel coloured butterflies.
Dalkeith Country Park
Get active on the cycling and walking trails and kids adventure playground.
Tour Scotland’s most famous castle and see the Scottish crown jewels.