3 days in Scottish Borders Itinerary

3 days in Scottish Borders Itinerary

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3 days in Scottish Borders Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh


Melrose ©
Melrose is a small town and civil parish in the Scottish Borders, historically in Roxburghshire. Change things up with these side-trips from Melrose: Traquair House & Brewery (in Innerleithen), Don Coyote Outdoor Centre (in Lamancha) and Glentress Forest (in Peebles). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Melrose Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Floors Castle & Gardens, take in the views from The Leaderfoot Viaduct, also known as the Drygrange Viaduct, and take an in-depth tour of Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melrose trip planning website .

Edinburgh to Melrose is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Melrose are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Melrose

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Jedburgh, Dryburgh Abbey, Floors Castle & Gardens, Don Coyote Outdoor Centre, Glentress Forest
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Abbotsford House ©
Abbotsford House
Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey
Floors Castle & Gardens ©
Floors Castle & Gardens