OUT & ABOUT

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES | MAGNIFICENT CASTLES | BREATHTAKING SCENERY

OUT & ABOUT

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES | MAGNIFICENT CASTLES | BREATHTAKING SCENERY

OUT & ABOUT

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES | MAGNIFICENT CASTLES | BREATHTAKING SCENERY

OUT & ABOUT

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES | MAGNIFICENT CASTLES | BREATHTAKING SCENERY

OUT & ABOUT

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES | MAGNIFICENT CASTLES | BREATHTAKING SCENERY

Steeped in history and nestling on the banks of the River Tweed, The Townhouse Hotel in Melrose is the perfect base to get out and about and explore the beautiful and historic Scottish Borders.

Right on the hotel’s doorstep you will find the majestic Melrose Abbey, the burial place of Robert The Bruce’s heart, The National Trust for Scotland properties of Priorwood and Harmony Gardens and an eclectic mix of independent shops to browse around.

Golf enthusiasts will revel in the Scottish Borders, with 21 courses waiting to be mastered, including The Roxburghe, designed by the celebrated golf course architect, Dave Thomas.

For anglers, the River Tweed has won international acclaim for its salmon fishing. On its tributaries, the sea trout and brown trout fishing is excellent.

For rugby fans, The Townhouse Hotel and our sister hotel Burts, are the places to be in April when the famous Melrose Sevens takes place. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Immerse yourself in the rich and varied activities, local festivals and historic properties on offer in this exceptional part of Scotland.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

HISTORY, CULTURE, ARTS, SPORTS, WILDLIFE, NATURE & GEOGRAPHY

ACTIVITIES

From adrenaline-pumping sports including the word-class 7stanes mountain biking centres to more leisurely pursuits including fishing on the renowned River Tweed, golfing on one or more of the regions 21 golf courses or walking some of the 1,500 miles of walking routes, the Scottish Borders has something to suit every member of the family.

For children there is the thrill of the zip wire, Tarzan swings, rope ladders and mid air obstacles at Go Ape at Glentress or how about a trip to Bowhill House where kids can go wild in the wonderful adventure playground.

As well as golfing, walking, fishing and cycling, the region can offer more unusual activities such as horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and many watersports including surfing, diving, canoeing, sailing and yachting.

PLACES TO VISIT

You’re spoilt for choice in the Scottish Borders, so get out and about! We have an abundance of historic houses and castles, ruined abbeys, monuments, museums, local festivals, gardens and art galleries.

Abbotsford House, the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott is a 5 minute drive from Burts, while Melrose Abbey, one of 4 impressive abbey ruins to be found in the Borders, is just a short 5 minute walk.

The Borders has a wealth of castles and historic homes including Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland, home to the Duke of Roxburghe situated in the nearby town of Kelso.

EVENTS

There’s always something happening in the Scottish Borders! Melrose is host to the world-famous Melrose 7’s in April each year, always a sell out occasion! Whilst in June, Melrose welcomes the very popular Borders Book Festival which brings a host of famous faces to the town

Return to the Ridings is a celebration of the riding of the boundaries that has taken place for centuries, these festivals take place in various towns from June to September and are steeped in history and tradition.

Other events include a vintage car rally at Thirlestane Castle, horse racing at Kelso Race Course as well as a side variety of folk and music festivals, fairs, art festivals and much more…

The Townhouse Hotel, Melrose

MELROSE   SCOTTISH BORDERS   TD6 9PQ

Tel: +44 (0)1896 822645   |   Email: enquiries@thetownhousemelrose.co.uk

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