Visit Melrose in The Scottish Borders
Melrose in the Borders is the best place to live in Scotland according to The Sunday Times annual survey, which was published (18th March 2018). Everyone always seems to be in a good mood. The shopkeepers have time for you and people will stop in the street for a chat.
A Melrose Day Out ~ Recommended by Michael
A forty-minute drive via Kelso and onwards to the Eildon Hills, the most distinctive single landmark in the Scottish Borders. At their feet in the valley of the River Tweed lies the small market town of Melrose, a former “ Tourism Town of the Year” and the birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens.
Arriving in Melrose by mid-morning will give you ample time to explore all the interesting individual shops that make up the town, from giftware to fashion, design and antiques …
Don’t miss a look round our shops “ Michael Vee Design ” and “ V2 the Eclectic Mix ” where we source a fabulous range of exciting giftware, lighting and accessories. We are the region’s largest suppliers of fabrics and wallpapers, and carry out design commissions throughout the country. We are also dealers in Decorative, French, Georgian and Architectural Antiques.
Afterwards, you can enjoy lunch or a light snack at one of Melrose’s restaurants or tea rooms- we can recommend Burts or the Townhouse Hotel which are both in the Square.
In the afternoon, why not have a leisurely visit to Abbotsford House, the home of novelist Sir Walter Scott. There’s also Melrose Abbey, which dates from 1136, and is the burial place of the heart of Robert the Bruce – and don’t miss nearby Harmony Gardens before returning to Butterlaw for a well-earned rest