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Family-Friendly Hotels in Galashiels, Scotland

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3 out of 5
Free cancellation
25 Aug-26 Aug
3.8/5Good! (128 reviews)

"This country Inn is situated in a quiet yet convenient location. We had a ground floor twin room which was spacious and tidy and perfect for our requirements (travelling with a friend). Staff and owners very friendly."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2019

Clovenfords Country Inn
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3 out of 5
Free cancellation
28 Aug-29 Aug
4.1/5Very Good! (35 reviews)

"Sheena and the team were very friendly and happy to help. In addition, the home-cooked breakfast was always quick to arrive in the morning. The property is very conveniently located in Gala to get to other towns and Edinburgh close by. Our only negative is the whine from the lights in our bedroom, ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2019

Watson Lodge Guest House
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Where should we stay in Galashiels?

The relaxing destination of Galashiels is a great choice if you've been thinking about a holiday with the children. The excursions, golfing and castle are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Fly into Edinburgh (EDI), which is located 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where you might want to stay with the family, Galashiels has 2 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation you may want to consider.

Families on holiday have good things to say about these places to stay:

Watson Lodge Guest House – Offers free full breakfast, free WiFi and cot rentals. Guests like the comfy beds and central location at this 3-star guesthouse.

Clovenfords Country Inn – Features 2 restaurants, free parking and laundry facilities. The central location and helpful staff make this 3-star inn popular with guests.

When should we visit Galashiels?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use this information to plan when to pack up the children and head to Galashiels.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 17°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, March and December, with an average temperature of 1°F
  • Driest months: March, January, June and February, with an average rainfall of 1.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, January, June and February, with an average rainfall of 2.25 inches

What should we see and do in Galashiels?

While you and your family are visiting Galashiels, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom, Halliwell's House Museum and Mellerstain House. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as Great Polish Map of Scotland and Three Brethren.

Galashiels is also well-known for its:
  • Golfing
  • Fishing
  • Excursions

Getting around Galashiels

If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Stow Station, Galashiels Station or Tweedbank Station. Galashiels may not have many public transport options so consider renting a car to explore the city.

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