Melrose is a historic town situated at the foot of the Eildon Hills in the valley of the Tweed, resulting in a picturesque setting that is perfect for relaxing short breaks and holidays. With settlements dating back to the time of the Romans Melrose has a rich past to draw on, and in modern times it has become the perfect base for a holiday spent exploring the Scottish Borders and surrounding regions.
Melrose Abbey is one of the major landmarks of the town - an impressive monastery that has partially ruined but still maintains many of the most decorative elements, including carved dragons and saints. While the beauty of the abbey would be enough for many, what makes it even more interesting as an attraction is that it is believed to be the site where Robert the Bruce’s heart was buried. A memorial plinth stands where the container is now buried in the grounds.
Our selected hotel
BAY WAVERLEY CASTLE HOTEL
Imposing hotel set admist the rolling hills of the Scottish borders this is the ideal base for touring the many castles and statley homes of the Borders and Northumberland. Why not take a trip to Edinburgh on the nearby newly opened Borders Railway.
St. Cuthberts Way
The Abbey Mill
The Leaderfoot Viaduct
Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre
Mary Queen of Scots House
Jedburgh Castle & Jail Museum
Edinburgh via the new Borders Railway
Traquair House & Brewery
Cocoa Black Chocolate & Pastry School, Peebles
Dawyck Botanic Garden
Edinburgh 16 Nov - 23 Dec