60km (37 miles) SE of Edinburgh; 113km (70 miles) NW of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; 65km (40 miles) W of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Rich in sights, Melrose is a highlight of the Borders: it offers one of the most beautiful ruined abbeys in the region, as well as diverse shopping. Abbotsford House, former home of Sir Walter Scott, is only 3km (1 3/4 miles) west, and Melrose is close to the Southern Upland Way, which passes to the north. Even if you can follow only part of this trail, take a day hike on the section along the River Tweed outside Melrose -- it's one of the most delightful and scenic walks in Scotland.

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