Discover what living in one of our new homes in Scotland South is like. Use our guide to the key cities, famous landmarks, special landscapes and things to do as your starting point.
A new home in Scotland South opens the door to the north of England too. Two countries, two fantastic coastlines, two forest parks – the Galloway Forest Park and the Kielder Forest Park, and two National Scenic Areas – Eildon & Leaderfoot and Upper Tweeddale.
This mostly rural region certainly offers two for the price of one for days out from your new home, and for city life, the main routes set their sights on Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Scotland South’s counties
With England as a neighbour, this region includes the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway. The Borders includes the historic county of Berwickshire.
Towns in Scotland South
The towns of Dumfries, Galashiels, Jedburgh, Kelso, Peebles, Selkirk, and Stranraer are some of the area’s focal points.
Landmarks in Scotland South
In the west, Gretna Green is the first landmark over the border. In the east the River Tweed is one of Scotland’s iconic and world-famous salmon fishing rivers. You can take your pick of castles too, so we’ve picked Caerlaverock Castle near Dumfries for its unique triangular shape.
Landscapes in Scotland South
The Galloway Forest was the first place in the UK to be awarded Dark Sky status so it’s much more than just the UK’s largest forest park. For stunning coastal scenery, the Berwickshire coastal path stretches for nearly 30 miles.
Things to do in Scotland South
Harness the wild North Sea with a day’s surfing at Coldingham Bay – it’s one of the best spots for surfing in Scotland. Visit Eyemouth, one of Berwickshire’s historic fishing villages and a historic haven for smugglers. Make the most of the Galloway Forest Park for breath-taking star-gazing.