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Borders Railway

Galashiels, Scotland
+44 344 811 0141
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Gorgeous scenery trip by train

We travel to Edinburgh from Tweedbank quite frequently (once a month) by train and leave our car in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Galashiels, United Kingdom
Our first trip on our Borders Railway

Rather than drive right into Edinburgh with its parking problems, a friend suggested that we try... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Berwickshire, SCOTLAND
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“day trip” (8 reviews)
“off peak” (5 reviews)
Galashiels, Scotland
+44 344 811 0141
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel to Edinburgh from Tweedbank quite frequently (once a month) by train and leave our car in the free parking area at the station the whole day. I enjoy every minute of the travel while sitting back and gazing at all the wonderful views...More

Thank Jekr62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather than drive right into Edinburgh with its parking problems, a friend suggested that we try the Borders Railway, using it as a park & ride service. We drove to Newcraighall Park & Ride where you can park all day for 50p. A relaxing 11...More

Thank worldtraveller045045
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service! City of Edinburgh to Tweedbank (very near Melrose) in 55 mins. From Tweeebank train station you can pick up a bus into Melrose (the timetable is in the bus stop at station or check online). TIP: It's a lot cheaper to buy a...More

Thank PamDuff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled to Edinburgh from Tweedbank. Spotless train out but the return 158 was very slightly worn with less knee space than on the band new/refurbished outbound. The journey was comfortable, speedy and no one had to stand. The scenery is spectacular and the overall experience....More

Thank ridgeway2017
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great little railway trip if you want to see a bit of Scottish countryside while you're Edinburgh. The trip is just an hour each way, with trains half hourly. There are buses to connect to Walter Scott's house and other Border attractions,...More

Thank happygirl20
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Went for a trip from Eskbank to Tweedbank with my elderly Mother. Very impressed and simple for a first time train traveller on that line. It was on time train was clean and great wifi. The only reason why I didn't give it 5 stars...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Travelled on train from Galashiels to Edinburgh Waverly. Had a lovely table and opened our bottle of prosecco. Guard was really friendly. Journey passed quickly and the scenery was breath taking. Arrived on time to a beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Thank nelix2016
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Our first trip on the borders railway to Galashiels,was a very pleasant scenic journey,would recommend.

Thank Debz03
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I've never been one for getting trains. However, I thought I'd give it a go for a nice day out with no driving. Parking was easy (I parked at Tweedbank) The train was bang on time, clean and comfortable. Was so nice to just chill...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 12 March 2017

enjoyable journey friendly staff very helpful helping me on and off the train I have a walking aid find it can be difficult getting on and off of transport not with this team nothing was too much trouble for them thank you for your kindness

Thank magscan
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I'm planning to leave my car at Tweedbank and get the train and tram to the airport. Returning in three days. Is it safe and legal to leave a car in the carpark at Tweedbank station for that long?
5 March 2017|
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Response from Billy W | Reviewed this property |
U could leave it but to my knowledge theres no security measures in place. It is legal just no sure as i say on how safe it would be. Theres no sucure parking in or around gala just long stay carpark on gala along past asda... More