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4 Stars Self Assessed Guest HouseVisitScotland 3 StarRecommended by BOOKING.COMRecommended by TRIPADSIVOR
Watson Lodge is located in a quiet street in Galashiels town centre. We are within easy walking distance for shops, restaurants, pubs and many outdoor and indoor leisure activities. The train station linking Galashiels to Edinburgh opened in 2015 with trains running each way every half hour. There are also local bus routes with regular services to Edinburgh and throughout the Borders towns.
    Nearby Points of Interest
  • Abbotsford House (2 mi)
  • Home of Sir Walter Scott with house tours, gardens and visitor centre
  • Melrose Abbey (3 mi)
  • One of many ruined abbeys throughout the Borders, Melrose Abbey is where the heart of Robert the Bruce is buried. Tours and visitor centre.
  • Old Gala House (0.25 mi)
  • Old Gala House is an impressive and unusual building, its history and fortunes spanning five centuries. Visitors can discover the story of Old Gala House, its inhabitants and the early development of the town of Galashiels. There is also a lively temporary exhibition programme, which features exhibitions on various aspects of local heritage and the visual arts. Tea and coffee are served in the Pringle Gallery and visitors can enjoy a stroll round the pleasant gardens.
  • Nearby Activities
  • Golf (1 mi)
  • We are central for the 21 golf courses in the Borders. The nearest golf course is Torwoodlee - approximately 1 mile from Watson Lodge.
  • Fishing (0.25 mi)
  • Why not come and give this fantastic and relaxing sport a try? If you'd like to fish the River Tweed or one of it's tributaries please go to the "contact us" page on the web link below and we can discuss your requirements. Anglers of all abilities catered for and all tackle supplied if required.
  • Local Events
  • Gala Day and Common Riding (0 mi)
  • Galashiels Braw Lads Gathering is a traditional Borders festival with a plethora of commemorative aspects to it. Beginning at 8am, the braw Lad recieves the Flag and leads a cavalcade to the Raid Stone, marking the victory of local lads over the English back in 1337 – the Sassenachs were ambushed while they ate local plums and to this day Soor Plums are given by the girls to their lads in the ceremony. Read more by clicking onto the website link below.
  • Local Amenities
  • Shops (0 mi)
  • There are many shops, ATMs, banks, pharmacies etc all within easy walking distance.
Edinburgh
(30.0mi, 48.3km)

From the Edinburgh bypass head south and leave the bypass at the Gilmerton Junction. Then follow the A7 south.
Carlisle
(40.0mi, 64.4km)

Take the A7 north from Carlisle.
Edinburgh Waverley
(30.0mi, 48.3km)

The train to Galashiels will be operational from 6th September 2015.
Edinburgh Airport
(40.0mi, 64.4km)

From Edinburgh Airport take the tram to Edinburgh St. Andrew Square. Cross the road to St. Andrew Square Bus Station and take the no. 95 bus to Carlisle/Hawick - buses run every half hour.
Trains will run from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station on Princes Street to Galashiels from September 2015.
Edinburgh St Andrew Square
(30.0mi, 48.3km)

Take the no. 95 bus going to Hawick or Carlisle. Buses run every half hour.

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Overall rating: 4.6 out of 5
 One night stay in this lovely clean guesthouse. 
Karen / Aug 17
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Abbotsford House (1.7mi, 2.7km)
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Melrose Abbey (3.9mi, 6.3km)
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Old Gala House (0.3mi, 0.5km)
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