Coastlines, hills and moorlands characterize this rural part of Scotland. The tranquil, pristine nature on either side of the River Tweed offers numerous hiking paths along meandering streams. Most of the border towns are lined up along its banks like pearls on a string. The frontier area is known, among other things, for the ruins of its four medieval abbeys: Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh and Dryburgh. Sir Walter Scott loved this region, and his famous ballads hail the mist, moors, bagpipes and Highland Chieftains in kilts – thus shaping our image of Scotland up to the present day.