Abbotsford, Tweedbank


Ready for a fantastic day out? Follow this handy itinerary to explore the hidden gems along the recently launched Borders Railway route. Opened in September 2015, the railway connects Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders, regions famed for their rich cultural history and stunning scenery. On route you'll pass picturesque towns, rolling hills and the sparkling River Tweed.

So what are you waiting for? Let's get you off to the train station, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy!

Did you know? If you have a Spirit of Scotland Travelpass, you can travel along the Borders Railway free of charge!


Train Walk






From Edinburgh to Tweedbank by train, then from Tweedbank to Melrose either by bus or on foot.


Historic sites, breathtaking scenery, charming towns, great attractions

Areas Covered

South east

Day 1


Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scottish Borders

Your trip begins at Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, right in the heart of the Scottish capital. Hop on a train headed for Tweedbank and feast your eyes on the views of the stunning landscapes of Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. The entire journey lasts around 55 minutes, but there are a few stops worth making to explore more. Don't just take our word for it - find out for yourself!
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