Western Borders
Beyond Kelso, the Scottish Borders has many larger towns and villages with their own appealing market squares, shops, historic features and attractive locations within.
Earlston lies close to Kelso and offers not only charming boutique shops and bistros but also primary and secondary education to the surrounding areas.
The picturesque town of Melrose offers a wide range of traditional homes nestled at the foot of the Eildon Hills as well as a popular town centre with niche offerings aplenty. Melrose is the home of rugby sevens and is well known for a number of annual events including the Borders Book Festival and the Melrose Pipe Band Championships.
Nearby Galashiels has a wide range of facilities including shops, bars, schools and a train station connecting the Borders to Edinburgh and beyond via the Borders Railway.
Jedburgh is located to the south of Galashiels and here you will find Queen Mary’s House (the home of Mary Queen of Scots) and the famous Augustinian Jedburgh Abbey whose presence dominates the town.
The larger towns of Hawick, Selkirk and Peebles lie slightly further afield offering more amenities along with easy access to transport links for commuters while still retaining their rural feel.
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