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the borders railway guide

An interactive guide to the Borders heritage railway route.

for walkers, cyclists, foodies and families,
train buffs, history nuts and the casually curious.


about the borders railway

The Borders Railway is the northern section of the historical Waverley Route that once connected Edinburgh and Carlisle. The Waverley Route was closed in 1969 and this northern section from Edinburgh to Tweedbank was reinstated in 2015. The line connects Scotland's capital city to the beloved borderlands of Sir Walter Scott. It is the longest stretch of railway to be built in the United Kingdom for a hundred years.

There are ten stations on this modern line and each one is the starting point of a different and unique adventure into the historical, natural and cultural heritage of this un-discovered part of Scotland.

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See interactive map of the route

an interactive guide

What's inside the Borders Railway Guide?

  • The Guide to the Station Areas with maps showing points of interest, walking and cycling routes and useful things to know.
  • The Story of the Borders Railway, including 'lives on the line' - the stories of individuals who planned, built and worked on the line - past and present.
  • The Souvenir Map of the Borders Railway route.
  • The app with lots of extra pictures, historical maps, videos, and up-to-date local information.

Buy your borders railway guide here!

The Borders Railway Guide is available in a limited print run for £9.99. You can get your copy using PayPal from the link below.

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Download the app!

Got the guide? Download our 'super-app' below, and activate it by using the unique code found on the inside spine of your guide book.

Get it on Google Play

contact us

For any enquiries, please email . You can write to us: Locus Focus, Mill Road, Stow, Galashiels, TD1 2SD. You can also tweet us below @borders_railway.