A Scottish Borders Tour allows you to explore the rolling hills to the north of the Scotland - England border, a region alive with the history of past wars, the covenanters and the cattle thieves known as the Border Rievers. Ideal as a day trip from Edinburgh or Glasgow, or a two or three day tour to really get to know the area, no tour of the Borders would be complete without a visit to at least one of the famous abbeys, Dryburgh, Melrose, Kelso and Jedburgh, partially destroyed by retreating English armies during the wars of independence. Other important historical sites in the area include Floors Castle, Edin's Hall iron age broch and Greenknowe Tower. The picturesque small towns of Melrose, North Berwick and Eyemouth are all worthy of a visit in their own right. For wildlife enthusiasts the craggy, volcanic cliffs of St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve are a bird watchers paradise.