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Destination Guide

View of Abbotsford House home of Sir Walter Scott near Galashiels and close to a wide range of hotels and tourist destinations / sights


Tourist Information

Things to see & do in Galashiels

Galashiels is locally referred to as the Capital of the Borders due to it being the major commercial centre for the Borders region.

The famous Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote two poems about Galashiels, "Sae Fair Her Hair" and "Braw Lads". The latter is sung by the some of the townsfolk each year at the Braw Lads Gathering.

You’ll find plenty of things to see and do near Galashiels including the home of Sir Walter Scott Abbotsford House, just across the River Tweed from Galashiels towards Melrose.
The Old Gala House, is home to a museum and art gallery as well as beautifully landscaped gardens.

For sporting fans the Gala Rugby Football Club is where you can cheer on Gala RFC as they take on rugby teams from throughout the country.

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