Melrose

Melrose is a small town in Roxburghshire on a bend in the River Tweed. The ruined Abbey, Melrose Abbey was refounded for the Cistercian order by David 1 in the early 12th Century. It is one of the most beautiful monastic ruins in Great Britain. It is the site of the burial of the heart of the Scottish King Robert the Bruce. An excavation found a sealed casket which was placed in a sealed lead cylinder and reburied in the Abbey. Nearby is the Roman Fort, the Trimontimum below the 3 peaks of the Eildon Hills and the ruins of Dryburgh Abbey.

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Harmony House &Gardens, St Marys Road, TD6 9LJ  

Harmony House &Gardens is a beautifully restored 18th century house by the ruins of Melrose Abbey and situated beneath the Eildon Hills. It was built around 1807 by Robert Waugh a joiner who made his fortune from his plantations in Jamaica. The house is availabe to rent and the gardens are open free of charge. www.scottishcastles.com 

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 Priorwood Gardens, St. Mary's Road, Melrose, TD6 9RE

The gardens at Priorwood are divided into two distinct areas. One area is devoted to the growing and processing of dried flowers. The other is an orchard tracing the development of the apple tree in Great Britain since Roman Times. The area of the garden may have been cultivated by the monks of Melrose Abbey in the early 12th century. The garden was enclosed in the mid 18th century and still cultivate in the mid 19th century. In 1940 it became a market garden. The National Trust for Scotland developed the present garden from 1976 with the help of Lady Thomson. www.visitscotland.com 


Our Facilities


  • Pet Friendly
  • Self Catering
  • Free Parking
  • Parking Facilities
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Laundry
  • Family Rooms
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi
  • Horse Riding
  • City Breaks
  • Romantic Breaks
  • Walking Holidays
  • Country Retreat