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Edinburgh and the Borders Railway

 

Edinburgh skyline
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Journey aboard the Borders Railway
    • Travel through the rolling hills of Border Country
    • Visit capital Edinburgh
    • Stay in delightful Melrose

    The quaint town of Melrose, nestled between the Eildon Hills and River Tweed, is a perfect base from which to explore. Historic Edinburgh and beautiful Scottish Borders are on the doorstep and we join the recently opened Borders Railway from the city through the countryside.

    Great for:

    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - History
    • Great for - Railway
    • Great for - Scenery


    Scottish Borders, River Tweed
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Waverley Castle Hotel

    • Bay Waverley Castle Hotel
    • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
    • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
    • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
    • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
    • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
    • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
    • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
    • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
    • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
    • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
    • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
    At the heart of the Scottish Borders, nestling between the River Tweed and the green Eildon Hills, is the town of Melrose. It lies at the heart of Sir Walter Scott country and offers visitors a wealth of interest with its beautiful abbey and walled garden of Priorwood. The town is at the heart of an area of gentle hills, undulating valleys and Border Abbeys, which make it an ideal place for people looking to spend time outdoors. The Waverley Castle Hotel is splendidly set in 5 acres of rolling parkland behind which flows the River Tweed. Spend time in the comfortable lounges and bar, enjoy various games, stroll around the grounds and dance the nights away in the entertainment room.

    • Relax in the Eildon Restaurant with outstanding views over the Eildon Hills.
    • A non-stop programme of lively entertainment.
    • Located at the heart of the Scottish Borders.
    • Nestling between the River Tweed and the Green Eildon Hills.
    • A number of rooms were renovated in 2017


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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Edinburgh skyline
    Full Day: Edinburgh and Borders Railway

    Excursion to capital Edinburgh with free time to explore the historic Royal Mile, bustling shops or the iconic castle. You can spend as much time as you like in the city as your return to Melrose will be on the recently re-opened Borders Railway. From the vibrant city, relax as the journey departs Edinburgh into the scenic rolling hills of Border Country.

    PLEASE NOTE – an Anytime Ticket from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank is included. One coach transfer from Tweedbank Station to the hotel will be available. The time will be advised by your driver. If you choose to return on a different train, you will need to make your own way back from Tweedbank Station to the hotel. The station is approximately a mile from the hotel.

    Half Day: Kelso

    Jaunt to Kelso, set at the junction of the rivers Teviot and Tweed, this is one of the most beautifully situated border towns.

    Edinburgh skyline
    Full Day: Edinburgh and Borders Railway

    Excursion to capital Edinburgh with free time to explore the historic Royal Mile, bustling shops or the iconic castle. You can spend as much time as you like in the city as your return to Melrose will be on the recently re-opened Borders Railway. From the vibrant city, relax as the journey departs Edinburgh into the scenic rolling hills of Border Country.

    PLEASE NOTE – an Anytime Ticket from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank is included. One coach transfer from Tweedbank Station to the hotel will be available. The time will be advised by your driver. If you choose to return on a different train, you will need to make your own way back from Tweedbank Station to the hotel. The station is approximately a mile from the hotel.

    Half Day: Kelso

    Jaunt to Kelso, set at the junction of the rivers Teviot and Tweed, this is one of the most beautifully situated border towns.

    Edinburgh skyline
    Full Day: Edinburgh and Borders Railway

    Excursion to capital Edinburgh with free time to explore the historic Royal Mile, bustling shops or the iconic castle. You can spend as much time as you like in the city as your return to Melrose will be on the recently re-opened Borders Railway. From the vibrant city, relax as the journey departs Edinburgh into the scenic rolling hills of Border Country.

    PLEASE NOTE – an Anytime Ticket from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank is included. One coach transfer from Tweedbank Station to the hotel will be available. The time will be advised by your driver. If you choose to return on a different train, you will need to make your own way back from Tweedbank Station to the hotel. The station is approximately a mile from the hotel.

    Half Day: Kelso

    Jaunt to Kelso, set at the junction of the rivers Teviot and Tweed, this is one of the most beautifully situated border towns.

    Edinburgh skyline
    Full Day: Edinburgh and Borders Railway

    Excursion to capital Edinburgh with free time to explore the historic Royal Mile, bustling shops or the iconic castle. You can spend as much time as you like in the city as your return to Melrose will be on the recently re-opened Borders Railway. From the vibrant city, relax as the journey departs Edinburgh into the scenic rolling hills of Border Country.

    PLEASE NOTE – an Anytime Ticket from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank is included. One coach transfer from Tweedbank Station to the hotel will be available. The time will be advised by your driver. If you choose to return on a different train, you will need to make your own way back from Tweedbank Station to the hotel. The station is approximately a mile from the hotel.

    Half Day: Kelso

    Jaunt to Kelso, set at the junction of the rivers Teviot and Tweed, this is one of the most beautifully situated border towns.

    Edinburgh skyline
    Full Day: Edinburgh and Borders Railway

    Excursion to capital Edinburgh with free time to explore the historic Royal Mile, bustling shops or the iconic castle. You can spend as much time as you like in the city as your return to Melrose will be on the recently re-opened Borders Railway. From the vibrant city, relax as the journey departs Edinburgh into the scenic rolling hills of Border Country.

    PLEASE NOTE – an Anytime Ticket from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank is included. One coach transfer from Tweedbank Station to the hotel will be available. The time will be advised by your driver. If you choose to return on a different train, you will need to make your own way back from Tweedbank Station to the hotel. The station is approximately a mile from the hotel.

    Half Day: Kelso

    Jaunt to Kelso, set at the junction of the rivers Teviot and Tweed, this is one of the most beautifully situated border towns.

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What's included

  • Return coach travel
  • Four nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, Four evening meals
  • Porterage
  • Two included excursions
  • Fantastic evening entertainment
Bay Waverley Castle Hotel

Waverley Castle Hotel

The grand Waverley Castle Hotel stands amid fantastic countryside close to the River Tweed. The area around the hotel and town of Melrose is part of the stunning Scottish Border region and the landscape of the Eildon Hills is visible from the hotel's restaurant.

Learn more about the hotel

Waverley Castle Hotel

  • Bay Waverley Castle Hotel
  • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
  • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
  • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
  • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
  • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
  • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
  • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
  • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
  • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
  • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
  • Waverley Castle Hotel, Melrose
At the heart of the Scottish Borders, nestling between the River Tweed and the green Eildon Hills, is the town of Melrose. It lies at the heart of Sir Walter Scott country and offers visitors a wealth of interest with its beautiful abbey and walled garden of Priorwood. The town is at the heart of an area of gentle hills, undulating valleys and Border Abbeys, which make it an ideal place for people looking to spend time outdoors. The Waverley Castle Hotel is splendidly set in 5 acres of rolling parkland behind which flows the River Tweed. Spend time in the comfortable lounges and bar, enjoy various games, stroll around the grounds and dance the nights away in the entertainment room.

  • Relax in the Eildon Restaurant with outstanding views over the Eildon Hills.
  • A non-stop programme of lively entertainment.
  • Located at the heart of the Scottish Borders.
  • Nestling between the River Tweed and the Green Eildon Hills.
  • A number of rooms were renovated in 2017


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