Faldonside Farm is positioned amongst 500 acres of privately owned land just outside Melrose. It sits high above the famous River Tweed & Abbotsford House (Home of SirWalter Scott) with wonderful walks from the door, around Faldonside Loch and beyond to Cauldshiels Loch.
Faldonside Farm is positioned amongst 500 acres of privately owned land just outside Melrose. It sits high above the famous River Tweed & Abbotsford House (Home of Sir Walter Scott) with wonderful walks from the door, around Faldonside Loch and beyond to Cauldshiels Loch.
Wildlife is abundant & during the winter months, birds such as tufted duck, mallard and goosander can be seen on the water. In the spring, coot and great crested grebe breed here. The mature coniferous woodland is home to roe deer, badger, great spotted woodpecker and the occasional red squirrel.
For longer & more prominent walks, such as Borders Abbey Way and St Cuthberts Way we would suggest looking at the links below for more detailed information.
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scottish borders council - walking in the borders
We are perfectly located for exploring the Scottish Borders & Edinburgh. Melrose for instance is a lovely Market town with an abundance of independent shops and a bustling friendly atmosphere, just 4 miles away.
Galashiels provides the larger commercial shops (3 miles) and Selkirk, well known for its Selkirk Bannock and old textiles mills is only 3 miles away.
Kelso is a lovely historic market town with plenty of shops and stunning countryside and located just 15 miles away provides the perfect pit stop for coffee, before heading on to edinburgh only a further 1 hour drive. If you don't fancy taking the car, why not take the train from tweedbank, on the way to melrose.
THE TOWN HOUSE, MELROSE
The Hoebridge (Gattonside-walking distance)
Burts Hotel, Melrose
The GreenHouse CAFE, MELROSE
Ochiltrees at Abbotsford House
Hoebridge Cafe at Mellerston House
Main Street BookShop in St Boswell’s
Martin Baird Butcher
a renowned and well awarded butchers.
The Country Kitchen
lovely deli produce
an attractive garden shop selling candles to garden furniture.
an Interior Design shop
a lovely woman’s clothing shop.
Main Street Trading Book Shop & Deli, St Boswell’s
an award winning 2018 bookshop
the home of Sir Walter Scott with its beautiful garden and walks by the river tweed.
a magnificent 16th Century Castle set in a quiet meadow landscape. Family home of the Duke of Lauderdale, Thirlestane Castle is one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland.
Thought to be the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart is well worth a visit too.
Scott's viewpoint in the Scottish Borders, overlooking the valley of the River Tweed, which is reputed to be one of the favourite views of Sir Walter Scott
Once a pleasure ground for Scottish kings in times of peace, then a refuge for Catholic priests In times of terror, the Stuarts of Traquair supported Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobite cause without counting the cost.
The triple peaks of the Eildon Hills are the most distinctive single landmark in the Scottish Borders. At their feet in the valley of the Tweed lies Melrose.
Melrose, is the birthplace of the Rugby Sevens. The Sevens is an annual rugby sevens event held in April by Melrose Rugby Club. It's the oldest rugby sevens competition dating from 1883. There is always a fantastic atmosphere on this particular day and fun for those sporting enthusiasts or for those who like the social side of things.
Every June, Melrose plays host to the highly acclaimed Borders Book Festival which attracts a huge amount of interest and provides a great buzz in the town. Four days of wonderful talks, discussions, food & drink, live music, comedy and more for all the family.
Riding in the Borders has played a significant role and still to this day. Common ridings can be tracked back to the 13th and 14th centuries when the border lands were in constant upheaval with England. Towns people would ride their boundaries or 'marches' to protect their common lands and prevent encroachment. This tradition still carries on & the surrounding towns celebrate with a weeks festival which includes ride outs through the border towns. The Melrose Ride out is usually held towards the end of June.