Exploring the border region between England and Scotland
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Are you busy planning your holiday for this year and have your sights set on exploring the border region between England and Scotland? Not only is the area picturesque with an incredible amount of natural scenery, but it’s also rich in history and architecture, making for an interesting location to visit. With so much to take in the area can actually feel a bit overwhelming. Where do you start? What are the must-see attractions and sights? Not to worry as I’ve put together some highlights and tips you can use as you craft your perfect holiday itinerary.
Find a home base
One of the first tips is to pick one town or village that can act as your home base while you explore the border region. This can save you a lot of hassle, as you won’t have to find a new hotel or bed and breakfast each night. You can unpack, settle in, and explore from that one central location.
So, what’s the best place for a home base? One popular market town that is located in a prime area of Northumberland is Hexham. Northumberland is, of course, a county in England that borders Scotland and encompasses a variety of small villages and towns. It is known for its low mountains, rolling hills, and one of the most beautiful natural and untouched stretches of coastline in the entirety of the UK.
As for getting around, you can make use of the taxis in Hexham that will transport you anywhere you need to go if you don’t have a car. This taxi company, 600600 by Ecocabs, can take you to some of the most picturesque and notable areas of Northumberland. Taking a taxi from Hexham to the main sights means you don’t have to worry about navigating and you can just focus on the wonderful views.
Make a list of must-see sights
It can also be helpful to narrow down your itinerary, making a list of the sights and attractions that interest you the most. Because the region between England and Scotland is pretty big, you may be better to split it into a couple of trips focusing on different towns, villages, and sights each time.
Expect to do a lot of walking
While taxi services are great for getting you from village to village and town to town, once you arrive at your destination, expect to do a lot of exploring on foot. This means wearing supportive and comfortable shoes.
Travel during off-peak season
Another tip is to travel and explore during off-peak season. This means all the attractions will be less busy, restaurants will be quieter, and accommodation will be simpler to book. It can just make for a more relaxed pace to your holiday. In general, the peak travel periods are July and August, as this is when the weather tends to be the best. However, you can get beautiful weather in May and June, and there will be less crowds.
A trip to remember
Keeping these tips in mind will help you to explore the border region between England and Scotland with ease and ensure it’s a trip to remember.