Relaxing Galashiels is calling! Discover its castle, bars, golf and more.

Check out sights like Abbotsford and Torwoodlee Golf Club as you discover Galashiels—an area also known for its bars.

Known for

Castles, Bars and Golf

Top hotels in Galashiels

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Clovenfords Country Inn
3 out of 5
£50/night
21 Aug-22 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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Binniemyre Guest House
3.5 out of 5
£78/night
24 Aug-25 Aug
4.1/5Very Good! (63 reviews)

"Lovely friendly owner and staff. Wonderful house with character."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2019

Binniemyre Guest House
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Watson Lodge Guest House
3 out of 5
£75/night
26 Aug-27 Aug
4.1/5Very Good! (34 reviews)

"Parking was on the street, but free. This was cozy and quaint."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2019

Watson Lodge Guest House

Popular things to do in Galashiels

Edinburgh Castle
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Edinburgh Castle

Fortress, palace and repository of the crown jewels, this landmark overlooking the city has played a crucial role in Scottish history.

Royal Yacht Britannia
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Royal Yacht Britannia

Glimpse the life of royalty in the elegant rooms of what was once the Queen of England's personal cruise liner and Britain's ambassadorial ship overseas.

Palace of Holyroodhouse
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Palace of Holyroodhouse

Learn more about the local history when you visit Palace of Holyroodhouse, a well-known historical site in Edinburgh. Experience the area's acclaimed art galleries and fascinating museums.

Arthur's Seat
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Arthur's Seat

Hike up a former active volcano that’s only a few minutes from the city center and enjoy impressive views of Edinburgh.

Princes Street Gardens
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Princes Street Gardens

Spend time in this attractive green space that separates Edinburgh’s Old Town from its 18th-century New Town.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre
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Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Find out what's happening in Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) during your trip – a top convention centre in Edinburgh. Discover the area's acclaimed art galleries and notable monuments.

Top activities in Galashiels

Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£16

Get to know Edinburgh on a hop-on hop-off tour of the Scottish capital's finest attractions. Cruise the city streets in a double-decker bus, riding along multiple routes that allow you to set your own pace and craft your own itinerary.

Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Edinburgh Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£16

Discover the sights of the historic Edinburgh, Scotland's capital since the 15th century, aboard this hop-on hop-off bus tour. At your own pace, you can delve into the rich culture of this hilltop city as you explore its castles, museums, and architecturally significant neighbourhoods.

Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Tour
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Skip-the-Line Edinburgh Castle Tour

£32

Venture to the summit of Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, the historic fortress that dominates the city's horizon. On this guided tour, you can enjoy skip-the-line entrance, learn about the castle's crucial role in Scottish history, and enjoy free time to explore at your own pace.

Glen Coe, Loch Ness & the Scottish Highlands Full-Day Tour
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Glen Coe, Loch Ness & the Scottish Highlands Full-Day Tour

£52

Learn about the mysteries and myths of Loch Ness, visit Scottish estuaries, and gaze at some of the most breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Scotland is famed for its monstrous lake inhabitant and outstanding natural beauty; uncover both on this tour.

Loch Ness & the Highlands with Hotel Pickup from Edinburgh
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Loch Ness & the Highlands with Hotel Pickup from Edinburgh

£50

Find rolling hills shrouded in mist, listen to stories of Scottish legends and heroes, and uncover the secrets tucked away in the the Scottish Highlands. On this full-day guided tour, explore the region's acclaimed National Parks, pass by massive historic castles, and scan the waters of Loch Ness for its famed and elusive sea monster.

Secrets of the Royal Mile Walking Tour with Edinburgh Castle Admission
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Secrets of the Royal Mile Walking Tour with Edinburgh Castle Admission

£30

The famous Royal Mile, the city’s main thoroughfare and an iconic street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, is dotted with small boutique shops, Gothic monuments, and the emblematic Mercat Cross. This street has plenty of hidden gems and mysterious courtyards that are just waiting to be explored.