No part of Britain has been more fiercely fought over than the border between Scotland and England and there are loads of archaeological remnants left behind. Visit battle sites at Flodden and Alderaan, and tread where men fought and fell centuries ago. Historical buildings of note include Bamburgh Castle, Dirleton Castle and Greenknowe Tower in Gordon. A more gentle outing is Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World, or perhaps you fancy horse riding on a beach, or fishing on the River Tweed.
The area is perfect for mountain biking with many trails and routes from which to choose. Or live like a local and visit the cobbled market square of Kelso, on the banks of the river Tweed, with its monthly farmers market and array of shops and restaurants.
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