Borders Abbeys Way

Borders Abbeys Way

A circular walking holiday through the heart of Scotland's border towns, visiting the ruins of four great abbeys.

3 to 8 nights
31-68 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £340 per person

About the trail

The Borders Abbeys Way is a brilliant self-guided walking holiday through the rounded green hills, wooded riverbanks, pine forests and rich farmland of the Scottish Borders, touring between four great ruined monasteries. Each has its own distinct character waiting to be discovered: the vast abbey church at Jedburgh, the outstanding detail of every carving at Melrose, the domestic architecture of Dryburgh and the Romanesque style of the remaining tower of the formidable Kelso Abbey.

As well as the four iconic abbeys, the Borders Abbeys Way has much to offer. Explore a wide range of castles and outstanding viewpoints over the surrounding hills and the glittering Tweed. This is the perfect circular walking holiday through a beautiful area studded with historic gems.

We offer multiple holiday options along this trail. If you wish to experience the entire trail, simply select the first option from the list below.

Dog friendly tours available

Dogs are welcome on select routes along this trail. Look for the pawprint icon when choosing your holiday.

Customer reviews from the Borders Abbeys Way

“We had a wonderful time... thoroughly enjoyed the three days walking.”
Mrs Kasper, Switzerland
“Everything was great. We had an awesome time in sunny Scotland.”
Mr Hayes, USA
“All the accommodation was excellent - the standard seems to improve year by year - and we had an excellent walk.”
Mr Howell, UK
“Impressively well organised!”
Ms Hackett, UK
“An extremely well organised trip RE”
Mr Mcghie, UK
“Everything worked perfectly and we had a fantastic time.”
Mr Robinson, UK
"Last leg from Kelso to Jedburgh" by Kim Dudley (2022)
"On the way to Selkirk" by Kim Dudley (2022)
"Leaving Black Law" by Kim Dudley (2022)
"Castle Jail Jedburgh" by Kim Dudley (2022)
"River Teviot at Kelso" by Maria Brancho (2019)
"Along the Teviot" by Colin Patey (2017)
"Jedburgh Abbey" by Colin Patey (2017)