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Endless experiences await - a trip to the Borderlands offers unique opportunities to explore and enjoy.

Heritage, culture and space to reflect

Whether you're looking for a room with a view, seeking action and adventure or visiting for business purposes; the Borderlands region offers you plenty to see, do and explore.

Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall, the UK’s first Dark Sky Park in Galloway Forest Park and the iconic wedding capital of the UK, Gretna Green, the Borderlands region provides an abundance of attractions for individuals, families and groups. 

Destination Borderlands

Destination Borderlands projects are establishing a national and international profile for the region, leading to an increase in visitors and visitor expenditure, as well as extending the season to increase the number of year-round jobs.

 

These projects focus on heritage, recreational and cultural assets to enhance the vital part that the tourism sector plays in the economy, helping to drive economic and inclusive growth for the benefit of local communities.

 

The complementary projects capitalise on our natural capital and outdoor recreational assets to boost the quality of life offer for existing and future residents. There are eight projects across the Destination Borderlands theme and you can follow their progress as they move into 'live projects' here.

Why not extend your stay and experience everything the region has to offer?

Four strategic themes act as guiding principles across all of our projects and investments.

Explore each strategic theme below or click to see all themes here 

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Enabling infrastructure

We are investing in the infrastructure needed to support improvements in connectivity and helping people to access the region.

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Improving places

We are revitalising places across the Borderlands region by investing in improvements to attract people to live, work and visit.

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Supporting business, innovation and skills

We are stimulating business growth to create a more diverse regional economy, and recognise that innovation and skills are central to success.

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Encouraging green growth

We are capitalising on our green credentials, decarbonisation and high value job creation to support low carbon energy generation and decarbonisation.

Innovative projects are underpinning the growth and success of our Borderlands region 

See some project highlights below or discover all projects here 

a building site at Ad Gefrin which will be a distillery
a building site at Ad Gefrin which will be a distillery

Ad Gefrin Visitor Centre and Distillery

Find out more about the development of Ad Gefrin >

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Artist impression of Lilidorei play structure at Alnwick Garden

Lilidorei at the Alnwick Garden

Find out more about Lilidorei

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