Old Melrose Estate with view down the River-Tweed towards Ruberslaw


With over 1,500 years of History, the Old Melrose Estate provides you with a nature retreat like no other. A place to relax and recharge your batteries and connect with nature at its best. Its riverside and woodland walks contain a wonderful array of plants, trees and wildlife make it one of the best kept secrets in the Scottish Borders.  The Old Melrose Tearooms in a converted farm steading offers a wonderful place to stop off for a light lunch or cup of tea and scone whilst exploring the wider Estate.

The charm of the Old Melrose Estate lies in its stunning riverside landscape and viewpoints interspersed with several miles of riverside and woodland walks. There are few places where you can see Salmon jumping, Ospreys in their nest and Roe deer grazing in the morning dew all on the same day.  Add in the resident Otters, Kingfishers and Barn Owls and it really is a nature lover’s paradise. The mature woodlands give a staggering show of colours in the Autumn and include trees which were planted over 300 years ago as well as one of the tallest Douglas Fir in the South of Scotland. Come and explore an Estate committed to protecting and enhancing its wonderful nature and wildlife.

Whilst many visitors never leave the Estate, the Scottish Borders offers a multitude of things to do for those keen to explore.  You can easily fill your day walking in the countryside or simply exploring our local towns of Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh and Peebles which all have lovely tearooms and wonderful visitor attractions.  For the history buff there are over fifty Castles, Stately Homes, Follies and other heritage buildings to visit.  For those wanting a more strenuous activity there is Fishing, Golf, Mountain Biking, Road Cycling, Hiking,  Kayaking, Horse Riding and Wild Swimming.  Further afield there are day trips to Edinburgh and the Northumberland Coast followed by evenings spent dining in our local pubs and restaurants.  There is always a reason to return at the end of your stay.

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