Things to see and do - Melrose
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Melrose, grouped around its fine abbey ruins along the River Tweed, is overlooked by the Eildon Hills' triple peaks. This charming town is busy with holidaymakers in summer, and an ideal base for exploring the neighbouring countryside. Its Summer Festival and the Melrose Sevens Day are popular events.
Tourist attractions Melrose : Things to see and do
The abbey was founded by Cistercian monks in 1136 on the irrigable, fertile plains alongside the River Tweed. After a period of prosperity and rebuilding by Robert the Bruce in the 14C, it met with the fate of most Scottish abbeys: secularisation and..
Abbotsford was built by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), a romantic writer enamoured of Scotland, its landscapes and its mysterious past. He lived here for many years, gradually transforming the small farmhouse into a sumptuous home. The house contains ..
This rural panorama, typical of the Borders, takes in, from the right, the Tweed Valley, with Melrose and Galashiels, the Eildon Hills, whose slopes descend to Newtown St Boswells, then Minto, Rubers and Black Laws. In the foreground stands Bemersyde..
Market Square GB - Melrose TD6 9PT
Station Hotel has en suite rooms in a town-centre location. The restaurant offers home cooking at reasonable prices. Melrose Abbey is close by. The family-run hotel also has a small meeting room, and a public bar/lounge serving coffee and light snac..
Market Square GB - Melrose TD6 9PQ
In the centre of Melrose, The Townhouse Hotel is a 2-minute walk from Melrose Abbey and less than 3 miles from Sir Walter Scott’s former home, Abbotsford. The hotel offers free parking and Wi-Fi as well as a restaurant and informal brasserie. All ro..
Market Square GB - Melrose TD6 9PL
With a town centre location on Market Square, Burt’s Hotel in Melrose offers individually styled rooms with free parking and Wi-Fi, along with an AA Rosette-winning restaurant. This Scottish Borders hotel also has a bistro bar and business facilities..
The Green GB - TD6 0EW Melrose
The heart of the Buccleuch Arms is this relaxed, shabby chic bistrot comprising three different rooms. Accessible menus offer classics and grills, alongside afternoon tea and daily blackboard specials. Local fish and game feature.
Market Sq. GB - TD6 9PQ Melrose
Market Sq. GB - TD6 9PL Melrose