Let the battery take the strain as you cycle the highways and byways of the Scottish Borders. What we like: The Scottish Borders offer some of the finest cycling routes in the UK - but there's no getting past the fact that the Southern Uplands do feature rather a lot of hills. Enter the E-bike - all the normal features of a conventional bicycle but with the added benefit of a battery powered motor to help you on your way. With a range of between 40 and 90 miles - depending on
Blue badge guides know what they're talking about - let Ann show you the very best of the Scottish Borders. What we like: Ann has spent years showing guests around the highlights of Scotland but she has made her home in the Scottish Borders for good reason. As a qualified blue badge guide, trained by the Scottish Tour Guides Association, guests can be assured of a top quality day out packed with fabulous insights and storytelling. The former geography teacher is a true Scot
Top notch roastery and coffee shop What we like: This warm and welcoming cafe is the perfect place to start the day. Great coffee, lovely baking and they'll grind coffee freshly for you to take away. In their own words: "Three hills coffee is named after a distinctive local landmark – the three hills of the Eildons near Melrose which feature on our logo. We feel this sums up our core values of rock solid customer service and local focus. Since 2016 we have been supplying top
Award-winning restaurant and bar in Selkirk town centre What we like: Husband and wife team Tracey and Trevor Ward run a great bar and restaurant in the centre of Selkirk. In their own words: "Between them, Tracey and Trevor have over 60 years experience in the Hospitality and Catering Industry and have gained experience in a wide variety of different establishments. Tracey began her career in the Travel Industry and moved into Hotels in 1990 as Reservations Manager at The Mo
Highly recommended restaurant concentrating on locally sourced ingredients and seasonal menus What we like: The use of local suppliers and concentration on high quality ingredients. Seasonal sourcing too, as the name suggests. You're sure to get a good meal. In their own words: "From our lovely location in the heart of the Borders, we are absolutely committed to creating menus that are truly seasonal and as local as they can be. Our imaginative menus feature delicious fresh p
Award-winning Italian restaurant What we like: Award winning chef Antonio Caterino and his team know their way around a traditional Italian menu. Do try their seafood - it's a speciality. In their own words: "Born in Naples, Italy, Antonio Caterino, brings you authentic, fresh, hand made food.
Using traditional Italian recipes as well as his own family recipes handed down generations of Napolitans. We pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our menu and our daily ‘Speci
World class mountain biking routes from easy to extreme. With added ospreys. What we like: There's something for everyone here (and an osprey viewing centre in the bottom car park). The Glentress red route is regarded as one of the world's finest: "sure to put a huge grin on your face with its technical climbs, fabulous views, fast flowing descents, jumps and berms." In their own words: "The 7stanes are world-class mountain biking centres that span the south of Scotland. Thei