Make a break

Stay in a country house, local Inn or ancient castle in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders

There is so much so see and do here that you may decide to stay an extra day (or two). Explore the area with your one or two day Sightseeing Pass and take advantage of the many special savings on food, drink, experiences and shopping. We’ve put together a list of some popular places to stay in the area.




Melville Castle
Melville Castle provides a comfortable selection of rooms and suites within the elegance of an 18th century castle. As one of Edinburgh’s most charming destinations, you’ll soon find out why so many guests return time and time again. Home to 33 bedrooms and suites, ranging from classic doubles to grand four poster suites, Melville Castle is the perfect place to escape from reality – even for one night.

Dalhousie Castle
Brimming with over 700 years of history, Dalhousie Castle is the kind of place that could have been plucked from the pages of a fairy-tale. But make no mistake, this ancient castle with its complex arrangement of turrets and towers is very much the real McCoy hosting 35 plush individually styled bedrooms.

Allan Ramsay Hotel
This historic inn retains its 18th Century character with antique decorations, a small library, charming candle-lit restaurant and real log fires with four en-suite bedrooms.

The Sun Inn
The Sun Inn isn’t just a great place to have a memorable meal, it’s also a magical place to stay. The four en-suite rooms offer style and comfort, and two luxury suites feature unique indulgent touches.


Gorton House
Gorton House and self-catering cottages are located on the outskirts of Edinburgh, giving you a perfect blend of city and countryside. With seven self-catering holiday lets in a walled garden next to Roslin Glen (a nature reserve on the banks of the River North Esk). The views towards the Pentland Hills are spectacular.

Arniston Estate
Arniston Estate has four holiday cottages available to rent where visitors can enjoy the best of both worlds staying in beautiful grounds in the tranquil countryside, but with central Edinburgh is just short trip away.

Hunter Cottages
Hunter Holiday Cottages, in the rural heart of Midlothian, are very close to Edinburgh; just 10 miles south of the city centre. These self-catering cottages are set within rolling countryside on a farm. Woodlands and fields border the spacious gardens making the cottages a perfect countryside retreat.



Kingsknowes Hotel, Galashiels
Kingsknowes Hotel has a choice of 12 exquisitely decorated and furnished en-suite period suites available on a per night basis, perfect for a weekend escape, business trip or romantic honeymoon.

Burts Hotel, Melrose
Burts Hotel boasts 20 en-suite bedrooms (13 double and twin-bedded rooms and 7 singles), all equipped to the highest standard. Each room has been individually decorated to make your stay restful and relaxing. Luxurious linens and soft furnishings with a modern Scottish twist give each room it’s own unique character within this 18th Century listed building.

The Town House, Melrose
Soak up the atmosphere at The Townhouse Hotel, Melrose. A hotel with a contemporary twist, created and expertly run by the Henderson family, sister hotel to Burts Hotel, directly opposite hosting 11 en-suite bedrooms.

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel
A magnificent Scottish country house hotel and restaurant by the Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Dryburgh Abbey Hotel offers a 3 star country house hospitality nestled in an exclusive wooded estate.

Buccleuch Arms Hotel
Set in the heart of the Scottish Borders the Buccleuch Arms is a charming four-star Inn with an incredible history dating back to 1836, hosting 19 bedrooms.


Abbotsford Hope Scott Wing
The Hope Scott Wing was originally a family home, created to protect the Hope Scotts’ privacy after Scott’s historic rooms were opened to the public. Because of this, each of its seven luxury en-suite bedrooms is one of a kind, individually styled and named after a family member or distinguished previous guest, such as Princess Alice, Queen Elizabeth II’s aunt, who was a regular visitor.

Airhouses 5 Star Luxury Self Catering
Airhouses 5 Star Luxury Self Catering offers 6 self-catering properties of different sizes, each with their own hot tub, and set in 633 acres of farmland within the Scottish Borders. The farm offers lots of walks and trails plus a variety of animals to chat to and feed, including alpacas, a llama, Shetland ponies, cute pigs and lots more. Perfect for family holidays or for a romantic getaway.

Eastside Cottages
Eastside Cottages are the perfect self-catering retreat in the hills. The holiday cottages are hidden up a quiet glen surrounded by the spectacular Pentland Hills. Designed as a home-away-from-home, each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, sitting room with wood burning fire, cosy bedrooms & private gardens. All have stunning views of the hills and walking trails on the doorstep.

Duns Castle Cottages
Located in the grounds of Duns Castle, there are six holiday cottages all decorated to in their own unique style but all offering comfort and tranquillity. Sleep from 2 – 8 people.


Fauhope Country House
Fauhope Country House is a secluded, award winning ‘5-star gold’ B&B near Melrose in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The house has been renovated with great style and attention to detail, and now offers luxurious home-from-home bed and breakfast accommodation that is both elegant and inviting.

Whitehouse Country House
Situated at the heart of the Scottish Borders, the Whitehouse Country House offers free Wi-Fi and serves imaginative cuisine. The property’s secluded garden offers unspoiled views of sweeping countryside, towards the River Tweed. This 19th century building features an expansive drawing room with a log fire as well as individually styled bedrooms.

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