TWO tourism attractions in Berwickshire are set for a boost this summer after they were hailed as ‘hidden gems’ by a staycation provider.

With Brits planning to head up north this summer, a travel expert at Verdant Leisure has revealed six of Scotland’s best hidden gems that are a must-see for visitors.

For those looking for UK breaks recent data has revealed that Scotland is this summer’s must-visit destination, with beaches, countryside and historical landmarks just some of the attractions the country has to offer travellers.

Scotland has had an increased interest for tourism, according to survey data from Verdant, with two in five (40 per cent) respondents choosing Scotland as their most desired UK holiday destination for 2023.

To help those looking north for their next holiday, Francesca Houldsworth, travel expert at Verdant Leisure, has identified six of Scotland’s best hidden gems that are a must-see for visitors.

They include Cove Harbour in Cockburnspath and Fast Castle in Eyemouth.

Francesca said: “Beach bums will be more than content when venturing to the quaint fishing village of Cove Harbour. This beachside town is a true hidden gem, only accessible through a tunnel by foot. If you prefer peaceful beach days and gentle strolls in the sea breeze, Cove Harbour is the ultimate day out. Your furry friends will love it!”

Of Fast Castle, she writes: “If haunted palaces aren’t for you but you’re still a bit of a castle buff, Fast Castle in Berwickshire might be your hidden gem heaven. Built in the 1300’s, the fortress ruins sit atop a cliffside overlooking the east coastline. Its paths are well-suited to those who like a challenging walk, with steep inclines and declines along the route.”

The other four destinations recommended are Culzean Castle in Ayrshire and Arran, the Isle of Arran, Tay Forest Park in Perthshire and Calder Mill Waterwall in Renfrewshire.