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Characterised by its rolling hills, valleys and moorland, the Scottish Borders is a paradise for those that enjoy the great outdoors. Its rich, poetic and sometimes bloody history told through the wealth of historic sites is not to be missed!

Find out more about the region’s tourism industry with this comprehensive selection of research and insights we’ve put together for you.

Scottish Borders Factsheet 2019

Published January 2021

Updated: March 2021. This report provides a summary of statistics on tourism in the Scottish Borders. It gathers information from a suite of tourism monitors, national statistics and commissioned research.

Fast facts for 2019

369 thousand

overnight visits

2.7 million

day visits

1.3 million


£144 million


*figures shown are based on 3 year averages (2017-2019)

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