More About Melrose
Nestled in the beautiful hills of the Scottish Borders, lies the historic town of Melrose. One of the most popular towns to visit in the Borders, Melrose is a small town which retains all the atmosphere and relaxed way of life everyone is looking for.
A wide range of small shops and eating places makes Melrose a pleasant day out - we attract many visitors from the City of Edinburgh (just 36 miles away), who enjoy the more tranquil setting!
For those interested in history, there is of course the ancient Melrose Abbey, reputed resting place of Robert the Bruce's heart, as well as the nearby ruins of the Roman settlement of Trimontium. There are many historic houses in the area, including Abbotsford House and Floors Castle.
If you enjoy scenery, then a trip to Smailholm Towere or Scott's View (named after Sir Walter Scott) is well worth a visit - stop off on the way to discover the well-hidden Victorian statue of William Wallace. There are many walks available amongst the hills and the Borders itself is a great place for a cycle holiday. Hillwalkers return year after year to climb to the top of the Eildons for a great view of the area, or if you're keen on rugby, remember that Melrose is home to the world famous 'Greenyards'.
There's also the annual pipe band competition if you like to hear some real stirring music - click on www.melrosepipebandchampionships.co.uk for more details.
A large park, tennis courts, bowling green, fishing and a challenging golf course complete the all round attraction of Melrose - whatever your interests you'll find Melrose an ideal location for your holiday - not many visitors only come once, so make sure you book early!
www.discovertheborders.co.uk and www.borderevents.com
click here for a map to Melrose
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