Unspoilt countryside, a range of property options, excellent schools, and good transport links make the Scottish Borders a great place to live as well as a lovely place to visit. The county’s landscape is varied, with a picturesque coastline, rolling hills, and agricultural plains. The area also has a rich history which has left its mark in the form of cultural heritage and physical manifestations, including magnificent castles and stately homes. The Scottish Borders’ heritage is also closely linked with textiles (including iconic tartan and tweed) and horses, and the Borders Festival of the Horse is a major draw for tourists and locals alike. The Borders Railway has made the area much more accessible, in addition to the good road links and nearby Edinburgh airport.