3 days in Scottish Borders Itinerary

3 days in Scottish Borders Itinerary

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Melrose

Melrose is a small town and civil parish in the Scottish Borders, historically in Roxburghshire. Venture out of the city with trips to Traquair House & Brewery (in Innerleithen) and Glentress Forest (in Peebles). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Abbotsford House, steep yourself in history at Dryburgh Abbey, stop by Jedburgh Chocolate House, and delve into the distant past at Melrose Abbey.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melrose day trip planning site.

Durham to Melrose is an approximately 2-hour car ride. September in Melrose sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melrose

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Scottish Borders travel guide

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Ruins · Gardens · Castles
Soaked in a history of often gruesome land disputes, the Scottish Borders once had a reputation for banditry and lawlessness. Today, the region is best known for its stunning landscapes, summer festivals, and friendly locals. Tourists often overlook this area on their way to Edinburgh or farther north. The region features a multitude of historic sites, including old castles and abbeys, many of which were built during the worst years of the territorial wars by kings keen on developing their lands. When you visit, you may notice that most locals speak dialects incomprehensible to non-natives, but you are unlikely to have communication problems, as they also gladly speak in plain English.