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"View of the entrance to Abbotsford House. A beautifully kept garden features either side of the a path leading to the entrance. The house is made of stone, looking almost like a castle with turrets and chimneys on top"

South of Scotland

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About South of Scotland

The South of Scotland consists of the Scottish Borders and Dumfries & Galloway, two regions which have a fascinating story to tell. From historic battles and rugged coastlines to famous literary icons including Sir Walter Scott, you’ll find a whole host of experiences to keep you on your toes!

Home to an abundance of accommodation and attractions, the South of Scotland provides the perfect accessible day out for the whole family. Feel like the king or queen of the castle at Barony Castle Hotel with two accessible rooms, facilities for assistance dogs and a BSL interpreter available. If you’re looking to coorie into a cosy cottage stay Eildon Melrose Holiday Cottages & Log Cabins have five accessible cottages and rooms all kitted out with hoists, bed raisers, panic alarms and much more to help keep you safe.

Dumfries & Galloway is well-known for its impressive dark skies, but you don’t have to wait until the sun sets. Head to Kirkcudbright Dark Space Planetarium and enjoy a taste of space exploration and life as an astronaut. The venue provides wheelchairs, a hearing assistance system and offer a carers discount with designated Blue Badge parking on site.

In the Scottish Borders, you’ll find Abbotsford – the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott with disabled access features that include step free access, accessible toilets and large print information. If you wish to stay longer, stay in luxury 5-star accommodation at Abbotsford – the Hope Scott Wing with step free lift access to all floors.

This is simply just a taster of what to expect in the South of Scotland. You’ll be spoiled for choice as you look through our Access Guides for places to stay and cool things to see and do.

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