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10. Melrose

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Melrose

Situated between the gorse covered Eildon Hills and the River Tweed, Melrose is a beguiling town, with narrow streets displaying a harmonious collection of styles, from pretty little cottages to high standing Victorian and Georgian facades.
 
For most of the year its a sleepy place, but as the bithplace in 1883 of the Rugby Sevens, it swarms during the second week of April (Sevens Week) and again in early September, when it hosts the Melrose Music Festival, a popular weekend of folk and traditional music. 
 
To the north of the town square are the pink and red tinted ruins of Melrose Abbey (open April to September), soaring above their riverside surroundings. Razed by English armies in 1385 and 1545, most of the ruins date from the intervening period. The Abbey Church features fine examples of intricate stone carving. 

Melrose Tourist Information Centre Address:
Tourist Information Centre
Abbey House
Abbey Street
Melrose
TD6 9LG
Scotland, UK

Melrose Tourist Information Centre Opening Times:
Friday, Saturday and Monday 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
 
Melrose Tourist Information Centre Admision:
Free 

T  +44 (0)870 6080404

F  +44 (0)1750 21886

W  Melrose 

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