Craigielea News, Photos, Coming Events

For those interested in the history and attractions of the region,below you will find a selection of photographs from around the Borders together with news of current events.

Abbotsford, home of novelist Sir Walter Scott, is on the edge of the town. Scott has links with other towns in the area.

Harmony, in nearby Melrose,a lovely peaceful gardenof herbaceous and mixed borders, lawns, vegetable and fruit areas and spring bulbs. While the house is not open to the public, the gardens are well worth a visit for apicnic with fine views of the Abbey and the Eildon Hills.

Upcoming Events in the Scottish Borders

Abbotsford - The Home of Sir Walter Scott

House and Gardens Created almost 200 years ago on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford was the culmination of Scott’s creative ambitions as a writer and the fount of his inspiration.

Opening hours

1st – 31st March 10am-4pm
1st April – 31st October 10am – 5pm
1st – 30th November 10am – 4pm

Melrose Abbey

Discover a place so beloved by Robert the Bruce, he chose it as the final resting place for his heart. Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale, and it was a highly desirable place to be buried.

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 October to 31 March:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Jedburgh Abbey

Explore one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 1100s. Built over more than 70 years, Jedburgh is striking for its unusual mix of Romanesque and early Gothic architecture.

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 October to 31 March:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

Steam Train Special FIFE COAST to the SCOTTISH BORDERS

Fife Coast to the Scottish Borders across Scotland's latest World Heritage Site, The Forth Bridge, then travelling along Scotland's newest line, the Borders Railway. Steam-hauled.

Sundays 04th, 11th, 18th & 25th in August 2020


Address: Craigielea Bed & Breakfast, Lawyers Brae, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 3JQ

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