Melrose enjoys the most picturesque of settings nestling at the foot of the Eildon Hills. In summer the town is bedecked in a splendid display of hanging baskets and plants that have made Melrose a finalist in the Britain in Bloom competition and a past winner of the “Best Tourist Town in Scotland” accolade.
The town is home to Merose Abbey, which attracts thousands of visitors each year. It was founded by David I in 1136 and is considered to be the most beautiful in the country! It is within the ruined walls of Melrose Abbey that the heart of Scotland’s King Robert Bruce now rests.
The bustling little town of Melrose also enjoys a splendid range of excellent restaurants, family friendly pubs, cafes and a good range of specialist shops. Lying as it does at the centre of the beautiful Scottish Borders region it forms an ideal base for exploring the many delights in the surrounding area.
The area is steeped in history and has a rich heritage of stately homes and gardens which can be enjoyed by visitors.
The area also has an excellent range of golf courses, superb fishing on the nearby River Tweed and is a haven for walkers and cyclists.
The beautiful city of Edinburgh is less than an hour away by car for those seeking city or shopping diversions.