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Address:
St Dunstan's
High Street
Melrose
Roxburghshire
TD6 9PS
United Kingdom
Opening Hours:
Monday: 8.30 to 6.00pm
Tuesday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Wednesday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Thursday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Friday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 2.00pm

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Living in Melrose

Melrose is widely viewed as being at the centre of the Scottish Borders, appealing to people because of its great beauty, quality of life, cultural heritage and excellent connections to Edinburgh with the Borders Railway.

Melrose boasts modern amenities, an excellent choice of schooling in the region, and good transport links to Edinburgh. Combined with a strong community atmosphere, the quality of life in this part of the Scottish borders makes it an ideal place for families.

Property available in Melrose

Knight Frank in Melrose deals with much more than glamorous country houses and sporting estates; we also handle building plots, flats, town houses, farmsteads and cottages, and are the principal source for quality property throughout Berwickshire, Roxburghshire, Selkirkshire, Peeblesshire, Dumfries and Galloway, south into the Lake District, and into Northumberland as far as Newcastle.

History

With centuries of fighting between the English and Scots, the Scottish Borders has had a turbulent history. The warring Borderers were often known as ‘Border Reivers’ who raided each other’s properties, stealing cattle. 

Places of interest

  • Thirlestane Castle
  • Melrose Abbey
  • Kelso Abbey
  • Floors Castle
  • River Tweed
  • Jedburgh Abbey
  • Mellerstain House
  • Manderston House
  • Harmony Garden
  • New Palace Theatre Organ Heritage Centre
  • Soutra Aisle
  • Dun Law Wind Farm
  • Flat Cat Gallery
  • Greenknowe Tower
  • Abbotsford House

Local authority

Scottish Borders Council
Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells
Melrose
Roxburghshire
TD6 0SA
01835 824 000

Getting to Melrose

Roads

  • A68 to Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh 27 miles, Newcastle 79 miles, Melrose 12 miles, Galashiels 13 miles

Rail

  • Berwick-upon-Tweed Station - East Coast main line, serving Edinburgh and Newcastle and with regular GNER services to London

Airports

  • Newcastle (72 miles)
  • Edinburgh (34 miles)
  • Glasgow (80 miles)

Schools

The Borders is well known for the high standard of schooling available in the area. Most villages have their own primary schools in the Scottish Borders.

Primary Schools

  • Melrose Primay School
    Huntly Road
    Melrose
    TD6 9SB
    01896 822 103
  • St Boswells Primary School
    Greenside Park
    St Boswells
    TD6 0AH
    01835 823 252
  • Belhaven Hill School
    Dunbar
    East Lothian
    EH42 1NN
    01368 862 785
  • St Mary’s School
    Abbey Park
    Melrose
    TD6 9LN
    01896 822 517

Secondary Schools

  • Earlston High School
    Earlston
    TD4 6HF
    01896 849 282
  • Longridge Towers School
    Berwick-upon-Tweed
    Northumberland
    TD15 2XQ
    01289 307 584
  • Loretto School
    Linkfield Road
    Musselburgh
    East Lothian
    EH21 7RE
    0131 653 4444

Restaurants

  • Burts Hotel
    Variety of good Scottish/English cuisine
    Melrose
    01896 822 285
  • Chapters
    Bistro food
    Gattonside
    01896 823 217
  • Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
    Variety of good Scottish/English cuisine
    St Boswells
    01835 822 261
  • The Town House
    Variety of good Scottish/English cuisine
    Melrose
    01896 822 645
  • Hoebridge Inn Variety of good Scottish/English cuisine
    Gattonside
    01896 823 082
  • Marmion’s Brasserie
    Bistro food
    Melrose
    01896 822 245
  • The Lodge Variety of good Scottish/English cuisine
    Carfraemill
    Lauder
    01578 750 750

Hospitals and medical practices

Borders General Hospital
Melrose
01896 826 000

Cinemas

The Pavillion Cinema
Galashiels
01896 752 767