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Fall in love with the Borders

Autumn in the Scottish Borders is spectacular, a season when our rolling hills, river valleys and unspoilt countryside put on a colourful show.

We are sure that you will agree that the view from Tiny Home Borders is very special indeed, but we thought you might like a round up of some of the finest autumn locations across our region.

In truth, you really don’t need to go too far to enjoy a riot of autumn colour, but if you are looking to capture some of the most iconic views in the Borders, then here are some of the most famous.


Scott’s View of the Eildon Hills

The most iconic Borders view of all and said to be Sir Walter Scott’s favourite, stunning all year long but just sensational in autumn. Famous for the view of the Eildon Hills but also the famous horseshoe bend of the River Tweed against the trees.

Scotts View | Credit:VisitScotland

Dawyck Botanic Gardens

Dawyck Botanic Gardens near Stobo in Peeblesshire is home to one of Scotland’s finest tree collections.

Autumn is a glorious season at Dawyck. The Garden is bathed in a rich tapestry of reds, golds and rich browns from the maples, rowans, beech spindle trees, the stunning Japanese katsura, or candyfloss tree and North American golden birch.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens | photocredit:The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Looking across the River Tweed to Floors Castle

Floors Castle near Kelso is the largest inhabited house in Scotland and home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe.

Whilst the castle and grounds are closed during winter, the magnificent Walled Garden and Terrace Café remain open. And for this iconic view of Floors, looking across the River Tweed and framed by majestic trees, follow the A699 route from Kelso to/from St Boswells.

Floors Castle | photcredit VisitScotland

Dryburgh Abbey by the River Tweed

The graceful ruins of Dryburgh Abbey nestle secluded in woodland by the River Tweed.


Perhaps the most beautiful of all the Border Abbeys, the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey are remarkably complete and are surrounded by beautiful grounds and trees.

Dryburgh Abbey


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