Edinburgh and the Borders Railway

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  • 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.

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Waverley Castle Hotel


  • Take a break in the heart of Walter Scott country in the Scottish Borders
  • Enjoy evening entertainment and fabulous food in our restaurant and ballroom
  • Historical landmarks, wonderful cities and stunning landscapes are all within easy reach

Join us at the heart of the Scottish Borders, nestling between the River Tweed and the green Eildon Hills, in the town of Melrose, at the Waverley Castle Hotel.

Lying at the heart of Sir Walter Scott country Melrose has a wealth of interesting attractions, from its beautiful abbey and the walled gardens of Priorwood the area is a haven for lovers of great history and culture. With the town being at the heart of an area of gentle hills, undulating valleys and Border Abbeys, this is an ideal place for people looking to spend time outdoors.

Looking a little further afield the fantastic cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle are all within easy reach. All three cities have a fascinating history to discover and stunning architecture to enjoy, each providing its own particular culture. For some ancient history head to the border with England and discover the Roman era ruins that surround Hadrian’s Wall which also enjoys stunning views over Northumberland National Park.

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.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

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 Combi

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