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A little north west of St Boswells is Newton St Boswells. East from St Boswells the A699 takes you to Kelso, which also grew up around its abbey.
Coldstream lies just half the width of the River Tweed away from England and has had an eventful history as a result.
For accommodation in the area see the links in the "See and Stay" menu above.
See the map below for an outline of the area and links to surrounding areas.
The main route through the western Scottish Borders is the A7, on which you find the important town of Hawick.
This is home to the impressive Borders Distillery, the first (legal) whisky distillery to operate in the Scottish Borders since 1837.