If you think you've to travel to the Highlands to discover the full splendor of Scotland, a trip to the Scottish Borders may prove you wrong. Adjacent to the City of Edinburgh in the north, Dumfries and Galloway in the west, and England in the South, the Scottish Borders is the exquisite land of gently rolling moors, winding rivers, picturesque coastlines, enchanting villages, and magnificent landmarks. The region is home to four wonderfully preserved abbeys—Melrose Abbey, Jedburgh Abbey, Dryburgh Abbey, and Kelso Abbey—where you'll have plenty of photo opportunities, apart from learning about the regions colorful history. The legendary Abbotsford House at Melrose, Mary Queen of Scots House in Jedburgh, and Floors Castle at Kelso are a few more historical gems worth visiting. For nature lovers, a walk through the St Abbs Head will take you around the spellbinding Mire Loch to the jagged coastline, where you can observe a variety of seabirds and marvel at the awe-inspiring views. Or visit the scenic and serene Eyemouth Harbor and its quaint village, where you can enjoy tantalizing seafood while feasting your eyes on the heavenly surroundings. A coastal walk from here will take you to the idyllic Coldingham Bay, with a beautiful sandy beach and sweeping views of the ocean. Sporting fans can go for some adrenalin-pumping mountain biking at 7Stanes in Glentress, or watch the traditional Common Riding event in Langholm. The region boasts the freshest and most delicious seafood, thanks to its harbors and the serene River Tweed that flows across it.