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Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, Melrose

St Boswells, near, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD60RQ, UK
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  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
    Disabled Rooms
  • Private Car Park
    Private Car Park
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • Leisure with pool
    Leisure with pool
  • Golf in Local Area
    Golf in Local Area

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel offers comfortable accommodation, spacious comfortable fireside lounges and delicious food in the heart of the Scottish Borders. 

Pamela LowReservations Supervisor,
Rooms & Facilities
Facilities: swipe to see more
  • Free Wifi
    Free Wifi
  • Disabled Rooms
    Disabled Rooms
  • Private Car Park
    Private Car Park
  • Lift
  • Pets Allowed
    Pets Allowed
  • Leisure with pool
    Leisure with pool
  • Golf in Local Area
    Golf in Local Area

Number of Bedrooms: 38

Parking Spaces: 50

Steps into Hotel: 2

Check In Time: 3pm

Check Out Time: 11am

This hotel is currently unavailable to book online. Please call 01357 529 129 to check rates and availability. 

The Dryburgh Abbey Hotel in St Boswells near Melrose is nestled in an private wooded estate on the banks of the River Tweed next to the historic Dryburgh Abbey. This 3 Star hotel in the Scottish Borders is a splendid baronial country house dating back to the mid nineteenth century and is the perfect setting for an escape to the country, yet only an hour from Edinburgh and Newcastle.

Stay on one of the Dryburgh Abbey Hote’s 38 comfortable ensuite bedrooms, some with views of the River Tweed or Dryburgh Abbey. For a more luxurious stay choose the Lady of Mertoun Suite and enjoying the added benefits of towelling robes, slippers, complimentary fresh fruit and spring water.

Enjoy fabulous cuisine, freshly prepared in the Bistro or Restaurant. The menu’s on offer make full use of the wonderful produce available, whether from the coastal waters to the east, the fertile Tweed Valley or the high tops of the Lammermuirs to the north and the Cheviots to the south.

After you have spent the day exploring the local history, scenery and sporting opportunities unwind in the pool and sauna or, relax in cosy fireside lounges.

The Dryburgh Abbey Hotel near Melrose offers great late deals and special offers on short breaks throughout the year.




tick TV
tick Tea/Coffee
tick Iron/Board
tick Toiletries
tick Hairdryer
tick Telephone
tick Cots Supplied
tick Ground Floor Rooms
tick Wifi
tick Walk In Showers

Dryburgh Rooms
Dryburgh double-bedded rooms within this majestic Borders Hotel are generally located at the Rear of the hotel. Ground floor standard rooms are available.

As with all the bedrooms the Dryburgh room offers attractive and comfortable ensuite accommodation.

Abbey Rooms
The majority of the Abbey Rooms have king size double beds. Abbey rooms also offer a twin alternative. Many of the Abbey rooms enjoy garden views. The hotel also offers Abbey bedrooms situated on the Ground floor.

The Abbey bedrooms are of a fine quality and envied by other Hotels in Scotland.

Tweed Rooms
All of the Tweed Rooms enjoy stunning river views and are some of the finest hotel rooms in Scotland. The Tweed Rooms offer those extra special features such as King Size Feature Beds, towelling robes, slippers, complimentary fresh fruit and spring water.

One of the Tweed rooms boasts a Four Poster feature bed.

The "Lady of Mertoun" luxury bedroom suite enjoys majestic views of the River Tweed. It incorporates a separate sitting room with TV, bedroom with king size bed and ensuite bath and shower room.
The Lady of Mertoun Suite guarantees a luxurious stay with guests enjoying the benefits of towelling robes, slippers, complimentary fresh fruit and spring water.


Bar & Restaurant

tick Outdoor Dining Terrace

The Tweed Restaurant is situated on the first floor and provides magnificent views of the gardens and the River Tweed beyond. Dining here is a relaxed affair but the emphasis is still on locally sourced, seasonal produce presented with imagination and flair.

Many of the vegetables & herbs used at the Dryburgh are grown in the hotel’s own kitchen garden. The Hotel has one AA Rosette.

Sample Menu
Sample Afternoon Tea

The Dryburgh's Abbey Bistro is located on the ground floor of the Hotel. It caters for thirty covers with a flexible layout to suit all requirements, and most tables have lovely views of the river, Abbey or gardens. There is a small patio which leads to an area where outside dining is very popular in the summer.

The emphasis is very much on high quality, fresh seasonal produce with many items sourced locally (some from within yards in the Kitchen Garden). These are used to produce dishes which capture a unique style of cooking and love for modern Scottish cuisine.

The Head Chef takes tremendous pride in his creations and strives to continually fine tune by introducing new twists and original touches. Presentation is thoughtful and shows imagination and finesse throughout, while service is friendly and efficient.

Children are very welcome and have their own menu.



tick Sauna
tick Beauty Treatments
tick Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
tick Hair Salon

For leisure and relaxation Dryburgh Abbey Hotel has an attractive indoor heated pool and sauna, open daily and free of charge to guests.

Complimentary towels are provided.

Location & Directions

Directions to Dryburgh Abbey Hotel in St Boswells near Melrose

At St Boswells turn onto B6404 and travel through the village. Continue on this road for two miles and then turn left onto the B6356 signposted Scott's View and Earlston. Continue on this road through Clintmains village for a further 1.8 miles until you arrive at the hotel entrance.

Distance to Major Shopping Cities
Edinburgh 45 miles
Carlisle 59 miles
Newcastle 65 miles
Glasgow 85 miles

Distance to Major Airports
Edinburgh Airport 56 miles
Newcastle Airport 57 miles
Glasgow Airport 90 miles
Manchester Airport 180 miles

Transport from Glasgow Airport to Dryburgh Abbey Hotel can be arranged through Glasgow Airport Millennium Taxis

Notice Board

Hotel Notice Board

Unless otherwise stated, guests staying on a rate inclusive of Dinner will receive an allowance of £30pppn towards meals from the a la carte menu

Things to See and Do
tick Walking
tick Horse Riding
tick Cycling
tick Fishing
tick Shooting
tick Golf in Local Area
tick Wildlife Watching
tick Climbing

Dryburgh Abbey has many facilities within the hotels grounds making it the ideal place for a leisure break in Scotland

Shooting Locations
The dramatic natural environment of the Scottish Borders offers some of the finest pheasant shooting in Scotland. Rough shooting is very popular and with some of the finest Scottish sporting estates providing excellent driven pheasant shooting and first class hospitality. 

Walking Trails
On Dryburgh Abbey Hotel’s doorstep there are a number of picturesque river, forest and woodland treks and trails for all abilities of walkers and hikers that we can help you discover. Dogs are welcome and drying facilities are available

Cycling Routes
Surrounding Dryburgh Abbey Hotel are some of the best country road and off road mountain bike forest cycle routes in Scotland with routes for the light hearted and the very brave! The hotel offers secure storage for Bikes.

Fishing Locations
With the longest salmon season in the country and more fish caught than any other river in Britain, the River Tweed is world famous. Guests can fish for trout and grayling on the Hotel’s stretch of river. The hotel can willingly assist in arranging fishing at the hotel or other locations and ghillies as required.

Private Riverside Grounds
Dryburgh Abbey Hotel sits nestled in 10 acres of beautiful wooded private grounds in which guests can relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this historic riverside setting in the heart of the Scottish Borders adjacent to Dryburgh Abbey, the last resting place of Sir Walter Scott.

The Hotel sits in the centre of all this golfing splendour and is situated within driving distance of the finest courses in East Lothian, Midlothian and of course the Scottish Borders. As well as a drying room and a secure storage room for your golf clubs your party can, if desired, have exclusive use of private rooms to have pre-dinner drinks and dinner itself. This provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the good and bad shots of the day!

Popular Attractions with the are include:
Dryburgh Abbey
Abbotsford House (Home of Sir Walter Scott)
Melrose Abbey
Floors Castle

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