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The Tweed at Paxton House The River Tweed, Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders
The Tweed at Paxton House

The River Tweed, Scottish Borders

From its source at Tweed's Well, near the Lanarkshire boundary, the River Tweed runs east to join the North Sea at Berwick upon Tweed. With a length of some 156 kilometres (97 miles) it forms, for its last few miles, the border between Scotland and England.

The first stretch of the Tweed is by far the steepest and by the time it reaches Peebles, it has fallen two thirds of its total drop of 1500 feet. Thereafter it flows steadily down past Innerleithen, Walkerburn, Galashiels, Melrose, Newtown St Boswells, St Boswells, Maxton, Kelso, Coldstream and on to Berwick upon Tweed.

Along the way it passes many of the fine historic houses of the borderlands, about which more details can be found at Discover the Borders.

Throughout its length, it affords spectacular views and peaceful trails for the walker, with access usually easy and uncluttered. The Bridges of the Tweed are interesting in their own right, being so wide ranging, both in age and in style.

Ednam House, Kelso The River Tweed, Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders
Ednam House, Kelso
The Junction Pool, Kelso The River Tweed, Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders
The Junction Pool, Kelso
Floors Castle, Kelso The River Tweed, Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders
Floors Castle, Kelso
Queen's View, Rutherford The River Tweed, Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders
Queen's View, Rutherford
River Tweed at Mertoun The River Tweed, Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders
River Tweed at Mertoun
The Tweed at Melrose The River Tweed, Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders
The Tweed at Melrose
Mertoun Mill Cauld The River Tweed, Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders
Mertoun Mill Cauld
Leaderfoot Viaduct The River Tweed, Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders
Leaderfoot Viaduct
The River Tweed at Peebles The River Tweed, Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders
The River Tweed at Peebles

The River Tweed, Scottish Borders, Scotland