St Abb's Head - National Nature Reserve

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St Abb's Head is a National Nature Reserve and important site for cliff nesting sea-birds from May to August. Visitors can watch them wheeling and diving in countless numbers below the high cliffs here on the edge of the North Sea. The 90 m high cliffs are home to colonies of guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills, shags, fulmars, puffins and herring gulls which nest on narrow ledges from April - August. Exhibition and ranger guided walks. Opening Times: Visitor Centre: 31 March to 31 Oct, daily 10-5. Nature Reserve: daily, all year. Admission Prices: £2.00 Contribute and conserve

St Abb's Head - National Nature Reserve

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Scottish Borders

This is a region which is drenched in the blood of countless battles with the English, and its many ruined castles and abbeys bear witness to this. It also has inspired the country's greatest poets and writers such as Robert Burns, John Buchan and Sir Walter Scott. The wildest and most spectacular scenery is to be found in the southern part of the region, but it is along the central valley of the River Tweed, between Peebles in the west and Kelso in the east, where you'll find most of the historic attractions. The hill walking and spa-town atmosphere of Peebles is recommended.