Places to go out & eat & drink in Melrose
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Melrose

Places to eat & drink in Melrose.

The triple peaks of the Eildon Hills are the most distinctive single landmark in the Borders. At their feet in the valley of the River Tweed lies Melrose.

The ruined Abbey which dates from 1136 is believed, following a series of archaeological digs, to be the final resting place of Robert the Bruce's heart. The abbey is also the starting point for St Cuthbert's Way, a 100km cross border walking route. Adjacent Priorwood Garden specialises in plants suitable for dried flower arranging with an apple orchard walk and picnic area. The Trimontium Exhibition gives an insight into the Romans in Scotland. Three miles west on the banks of the Tweed is Sir Walter Scott's romantic mansion of Abbotsford.

A way-marked route leads to the summit of the Eildon Hills and for the more experienced walker, the Southern Upland Way passes through the town on its 212 mile coast to coast journey. On the opposite bank of the Tweed, Gattonside can be reached by foot by a sturdy suspension bridge. To the south lies Lilliesleat another charming little village set amidst farmland.

Four miles south is St Boswells, a village with a spacious tree-lined green. Nearby, Mertoun offers 20 acres of scenic gardens. Dryburgh Abbey lies in a secluded, peaceful setting by the River Tweed and a woodland walk leads to the massive 22 foot high sandstone statue of William Wallace.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Melrose or surrounding areas.

Melrose Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc

Abbotsford Tearoom

Abbotsford House, Melrose, TD6 9BQ
Tel: 07770 885624    Fax: 01750 52221

Family run tearoom in the grounds of Sir Walter Scott's home - home baking - light lunches - friendly atmosphere and our famous HOME MADE SHORTBREAD and locally made Selkirk Bannock.
Type: Cafe

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Marmions Brasserie

Buccleuch Street, Melrose, TD6 9LB
Tel: 01896 822245    Fax: 01896 822245

Marmions Brasserie with its unusual old oak panelled interior, open 09.00 to 23.00 Monday - Saturday. Provides a lively meeting place for local people and visitors alike.
Type: Brasserie

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Russell's Restaurant

28 Market Square, Melrose, TD6 9PP
Tel: 01896 822335

A delightful licensed coffee house/restaurant situated in Market Square , Melrose serving home baking and traditional Scottish Fayre. Closed Thursday. Afternoon tea and high tea - on request.
Type: Restaurant

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