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Galashiels hotelWelcome to Craigielea
Family owned Craigielea is a late Victorian townhouse in the Scottish Borders town of Galashiels.

Within easy walking distance of restaurants, pubs and shops, we offer an ideal centre from which to tour this lovely region.

The Borders area has some of Scotland's finest fishing, picturesque and challenging golf courses, and the world class MTB trails at Glentress and Innerleithen.

We have some fantastic walking, whether a short stroll along the banks of the Tweed, or a marathon 12 day hike along the Southern Upland Way, and everything in between.

Craiglea Accommodation

If you’re looking for a more relaxing stay, the border towns have many excellent restaurants, small individual shops, including some very fine mill shops selling tweed and cashmere, and a myriad of castles and stately homes in which to while away an afternoon.
So come and stay a while, and enjoy everything that this beautiful area has to offer.

Our Rooms & Facilities:
We have 2 twin and 1 double room, all ensuite and featuring:
* Free View TV,
* Radio / Alarm Clock,
* Hospitality trays, (tea, coffee, bottled water)
* Hairdryer and toiletries,

Additional facilities include:
* Free WiFi internet access,
* A welcoming lounge with television, a selection of books and current magazines,
* Safe secure cycle storage, and drying facilities for wet gear
* Baby Cot (on request).
* Ironing facilities
* Packed lunches on request
For the comfort of all our guests Craigielea is entirely non-smoking.

Served in the dining room with views up to Blaikie’s Hill.
Help yourself to:
* Orange or grapefruit juice
* Fresh fruit salad
* Yoghurt and probiotics
* Grapefruit
Let us know if you would like porridge, served traditionally with a sprinkling of salt, or more indulgently with brown sugar and cream.
Then choose from a full cooked breakfast of:
* Ayrshire bacon
* Sausage
* Fresh free range organic eggs from Overlangshaw Farm
* Grilled tomato
* Grilled mushroom
* Hash browns
Or any combination of the above.
* Toast with preserves
* Your choice of specialty and herbal teas, Colombian coffee or hot chocolate.
We also cater for vegetarians, those who would prefer a lighter breakfast, and any special dietary requirements.

Galashiels, in the very heart of the Borders, makes a good starting point for your explorations. The region is surrounded by idyllic countryside, close to the River Tweed, and golf courses galore.
The beautiful area around the border region of England and Scotland is one of the best kept secrets in the UK.

We have spectacular landscapes, wide sandy beaches and ancient castles. Spend your days walking, fishing, golfing or sightseeing.
Visit during any season, the Border region has charm throughout the year from the first lambs and daffodils in the spring, the lush green pastureland and pretty gardens of summer;

Galashiels, in the very heart of the Borders, makes a good starting point for your explorations of the area.
For fishermen, the salmon fishing on the River Tweed ranks amongst the best in the world, but we also have excellent sea and brown trout fishing, winter grayling, and sea fishing off the coast of Berwickshire.

With over 20 golf courses within an hour’s drive from Galashiels, the golfer is spoilt for choice. Take your pick from two courses in the town itself, Galashiels Golf club, and picturesque Torwoodlee.
The Roxburghe, home of the Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open is a 20 minute drive away, or tackle Hawick’s Vertish Hill, where the effort of reaching the summit is rewarded with spectacular views across the Border’s countryside.

Cyclists are well catered for in the region. Mountain bikers can try their skills at the Traquair XC and Glentress, Scotland’s largest mountain bike centre.

Walking in the Borders is a pleasure all year round. We have trails to suit everyone, from the long distance 212 mile Southern Upland Way, the shorter St Cuthbert’s and Border’s Abbey Ways ( 62 and 65 miles respectively), day length walks through forests, along riverbanks across moorland and heath, and short strolls round picturesque parks, towns and villages.

Lindisfarne Castle - Holy Island:
Spend a quiet hour among the heritage apple trees in the National Trust for Scotland’s Priorwood orchard at Melrose, or in Harmony Garden’s lovely veggie patch.
Birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts should pay a visit to St Abb’s Head and watch the thousands of birds on the cliffs – home to guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills, fulmars, puffins and herring gulls.

Melrose Abbey:
The colourful and turbulent Border Reivers left landmarks – Smailholm Tower, medieval Neidpath and the brooding ruin of Hermitage Castle. The majestic Border Abbeys of Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh and Dryburgh tell tales of the spread of the early Christians from Holy Island and the great abbeys of Yorkshire.

The area abounds in elegant stately homes. See Robert Adam’s beautiful plasterwork ceilings at Mellerstain, Paxton house, built for a German princess and Floors Castle, full of fabulous works of art, and with stunning herbaceous borders in the walled garden. Visit Traquair with its Jacobite associations (and micro brewery) also Bowhill amid acres of woodland walks.

Most of the Border towns have their own Common Ridings, a ritual undertaken by townspeople in the past whereby they would ride the boundaries of the town to protect their common lands against encroachment. Today, the Ridings are festivals celebrating local history and the community.
Hundreds of people on horseback take part in various rides, and Galashiels’ own Braw Lads Gathering at the end of June each year sees the riders fording the Tweed near Abbotsford, and a sombre ceremony at the War Memorial.

Directions to Craigielea:
The Scottish borders town of Galashiels is within an hour’s drive of Edinburgh and Berwick on Tweed, with Craigielea situated within the centre of town on Lawyers Brae.

Email Craigielea enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com