The rolling green hills of the Scottish Borders have much to offer the walker - a fine salmon river, historic abbeys and castles, extensive views from the hill tops, fresh air, peace and quiet. This is a green and fertile region of Scotland, the towns and villages are as attractive as their surroundings and the hedgerows are glorious. Depending upon the season they are laced with hawthorn, festooned in wild roses, dripping with wild raspberries and bright with flowers. Salmon and trout leap in the Tweed, grouse call on the high moors and the sheep graze on the hillsides.
Two of Scotland’s finest Long Distance Paths, the Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert’s Way, meet at Melrose so the itinerary we offer will include some fine stretches of these well-maintained and superbly waymarked paths. They will include the lofty viewpoints of the Eildon Hills and Penniel Heugh; ancient Traquair House; Melrose and Dryburgh Abbeys; Harestanes Visit Centre and the Wallace Monument.
Your holiday in the Tweed Valley will be based at the superbly appointed Burt’s Hotel [AA***, STB***], which faces onto the Market Square in Melrose. As well as providing exceptionally comfortable accommodation Burt’s boasts an award-winning restaurant with two sought-after AA Rosettes for it’s food, and the distinction of having been named as the AA pub of the Year for Scotland 2004/2005 for its overall excellence of food, accommodation and welcome. Burts Hotel has also been named as Country Dining Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Awards for 2015. All bedrooms have ensuite facilities.
- All of the above prices are per person, and based upon two guests sharing a double or twin-bedded room.
- Single traveller? We shall have a limited number of single rooms available at no extra cost. (More about single supplement)
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Rail: Berwick-upon-Tweed or Tweedbank
Onward travel: Public bus or taxi