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The '''Scottish Borders''' are in [[Scotland]], one of the four countries that make up the [[United Kingdom]] of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. As the name suggests, this is the region of Scotland adjoining the border with [[England]], a fact which has heavily influenced the history of this region. In the days before the union, this area was frequently fought over, and had a reputation for banditry and lawlessness.  
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The '''Scottish Borders''' are the region of southern [[Scotland]] adjoining the border with [[England]], a fact which has heavily influenced the history of this region. In the days before the union, this area was frequently fought over, and had a reputation for banditry and lawlessness. At the same time, the Scottish kings were keen to develop and embellish the region - their efforts are proably best seen in the four "Border Abbeys" to be found within the region.
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==Cities==
 
==Cities==
* [[Galashiels]]
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* [[Hawick]]
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*[[Coldstream]]
* [[Jedburgh]]
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*[[Dryburgh]] - location of Dryburgh Abbey, burial place of Sir Walter Scott
* [[Peebles]]  
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*[[Galashiels]]
* [[Selkirk]]
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*[[Hawick]]
==Other destinations==  
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*[[Jedburgh]] - location of Jedburgh Abbey
==Understand==
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*[[Kelso]] - location of Kelso Abbey
==Talk==
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*[[Melrose]] - location of Melrose Abbey
==Get in==
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*[[Peebles]]  
==Get around==  
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*[[Selkirk]]
==See==
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==Do==
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==Other destinations==
==Eat==
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==Drink==
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*[[Abbotsford]] - close to [[Galashiels]], the home of Sir Walter Scott
==Sleep==
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==Get out==
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==Understand==
==External links==  
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==External links==
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*[http://www.scot-borders.co.uk/ Scottish Borders Tourist Board] - official website
  
 
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Revision as of 11:20, 11 April 2005

The Scottish Borders are the region of southern Scotland adjoining the border with England, a fact which has heavily influenced the history of this region. In the days before the union, this area was frequently fought over, and had a reputation for banditry and lawlessness. At the same time, the Scottish kings were keen to develop and embellish the region - their efforts are proably best seen in the four "Border Abbeys" to be found within the region.

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