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Tel code: 01896 | code search
Postcode: TD1 | code search
Population: 12400
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Birthplace of:
Anne Redpath
Arthur Lapworth

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Point to Point Horse Racing

July
Sound Festival
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Abbotsford Arms Hotel
"After hearing such good things about the Abb, new management, better chef and staff and several recommendations I had to go and see, we arrived (myself, wife and 4 friends) ..." More

Abbotsford Arms Hotel
"although the hotel is going through a restoration the staff were very friendly, the rooms were comfortable and warm, unfortunatly cannot comment on the breakfast as was not up in ..." More

Five Star Taxis
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Galashiels is a historic town in the Borders region of Scotland situated on the Gala Waters at a junction with the Tweed River, five miles north of Selkirk and 28 miles south-east of Edinburgh. The town was granted Burgh of Barony in 1599. Galashiels grew as a mill town, mills were built in 1780 and by 1882 there were 21 mills in town. Although the textile industry went into decline Galashiels remains an important centre for tweed, tartan and cashmere, Lochcarron of Scotland is a popular attraction; it has a visitor centre, shop and guided tours. Galasheils is an ideal tourist destination with holiday accommodation, pubs, restaurants and many things to see and do. Historically interesting features include the Burgh Chamber built in 1867 with clock tower added c1920, the Border Reiver horseman, an impressive war memorial sculpted by the local Thomas Clapperton. The Old Gala House was built in 1583 as the residence of the lairds of Galashiels, the house is set in landscaped gardens and now houses the local history museum and art gallery. The Gala Aisle is a small building in the old parish church built in 1636 and is the burial vault of the Scotts of Gala. Cyclists can access the 90 mile Tweed Cycle Way, walkers can join the Southern Upland Way and sight-seers can book driving tours to visit the many Border Abbeys.

Accountant

Albannach Financial Management
Dobson & Co
Welch & Co

Attraction

Old Gala House

Classes

Yoga - Margaret Thomson

Club

The Indigo Rooms

Dentist

Mascall & Coyle
Sloan Thom & Munroe

Doctor

Galashiels Health Centre
Roxburgh Street Surgery

Estate Agent

Blackstock Ltd
Borders Letting & Management Services
Collie & Co
Iain Smith & Partners
Sale John Ltd

Golf Club

Galashiels Golf Club
Torwoodlee

Pub and Bar

Abbotsford Arms Hotel
Auld Mill Inn
Bidi's Bar

Bridge Inn
Glue Pot
Golden Lion
Harrow Inn
Herge's Bistro
Ladhope Inn
Niki's Lounge Bar
Railway Inn
Springbank Inn

Restaurant

Abbotsford Arms Hotel
Beijing Beijing
Herge's Bistro
Shish Tandoori
Springbank Inn

School

Tweedbank Primary School

Solicitor

Edington & Co

Taxi

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Allied Taxi Cabs
Diamond Cabs
Dolphin Taxis

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Gala Taxis
Neils Cabs
R & D Taxi

Vet

Merlin Veterinary Group

Shops

W H Smith Ltd
Flower Fountain
Boots
Lindean Country Garden Nursery
Dorothy Perkins
Crown Optical Centre
A Symington
Thomas Rogerson & Sons
H Samuel
Gamestation
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Abbotsford Arms Hotel (0.08 miles)

Abbotsford Arms Hotel

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Wecome to the Abbotsford Arms hotel, Deep in the heart of the scottish borders, close to the UK great salmon rivers and within a beat of the burial place of ... More

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Clovenfords Hotel (2.59 miles)

Clovenfords Hotel
The Clovenfords Hotel has all the character, warmth and friendly charm you would expect from an 18th century coaching inn. We look forward to extending to you a very warm welcome.

It is only 3 miles ... More | visit website
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Waverley Castle Hotel (2.87 miles)

At the heart of the Scottish Borders, nestling between the River Tweed and the green Eildon Hills, is the town of Melrose. It lies in the heart of Sir Walter Scot country and offers the ... More | visit website
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Fauhope House (3.42 miles)

Fauhope House
Fauhope is a secluded country bandb house in the heart of the Scottish Borders in Melrose, with views that have inspired artists, writers, poets and musicians over the centuries.

The house has been renovated with great ... More
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George And Abbotsford Hotel (3.75 miles)

George And Abbotsford Hotel
Privately owned and operated the hotel is situated right in the heart of the beautiful central Borders town of Melrose. It is a large Victorian-style building extended from the original 17th century coaching inn and ... More | visit website
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Burts Hotel (3.77 miles)

Burts Hotel

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At Burt’s Hotel, Melrose experience the warmth of hospitality in true Scottish style. The 18th century hotel, situated in the heart of Melrose’s picturesque market square, has been owned and ... More

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Station Hotel (3.77 miles)

Station Hotel
Station Hotel has en suite rooms in a town-centre location. The restaurant offers home cooking at reasonable prices. Melrose Abbey is close by. The family-run hotel also has a small meeting room, and a public bar/lounge ... More | visit website
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County Hotel (5.04 miles)

County Hotel

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Pleasant and friendly privately-run hotel in town centre. A characterful building with a long history. The County Hotel, awarded 3 star small hotel grading by Visit Scotland, is situated on the Market ... More

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Philipburn House Hotel (5.10 miles)

Philipburn House Hotel

The Philipburn Country House is a luxury 4 star hotel situated in the beautiful Scottish Border town of Selkirk. Philipburn is of the highest standard with 12 rooms all of which have stunning accommodation and decor, ... More | visit website

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Huntlywood Granary (5.35 miles)

Huntlywood Granary

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Huntlywood Granary is located in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders, an easy drive south from Edinburgh or west from Berwick-Upon-Tweed, making it an ideal place get away for ... More

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