Places to Visit

Places to Visit

Maplehurst Guest House is on edge of Galashiels, only 35 miles south of Edinburgh, making it a perfect base for exploring the culture, towns and countryside of the beautiful Scottish Borders. The arrival of the Borders Railway means we’re now a 15-minute walk or 5-minute drive from the train station, and attracting lots of Edinburgh visitors looking for a peaceful weekend break.

Within easy reach of Maplehurst, you’ll find romantic ruined abbeys and imposing castles, busy market towns and pretty villages, gentle lowland hills and a wild, spectacular coastline – all within the catchment of one of Britain’s great salmon waters, the River Tweed.

Right here on the doorstep, there’s the Southern Upland Way, Sir Walter Scott’s magnificent Abbotsford House, Scott’s View, and great shops and eateries in Galashiels and nearby Melrose.

A short drive away, you’ll find Floors Castle, the four Border abbeys and nearly 30 nine and 18-hole golf courses, mountain biking, and plenty of other sports.

There’s so much to see and do, we’re sure you’ll be back for more! Visit our links page for some favourite Borders places and activities.

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