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Address: Galashiels, Scotland
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Nice smooth run on this new reopened line, trains can be crowded at times over weekends, trains every half hour during the week. Due to there being no taxis at Tweedbank, should... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
123skippy
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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Galashiels, Scotland, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's great to get to Edinburgh in under an hour. Cheap as well for a return. Clean trains with free wifi on board. There's no service trolley so take supplies

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Thank Rob C
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice trip through the green countryside of the Scottish Borders. An amazing link to and from Edinburgh Our children are free travelling with us off peak (This is up to 15 years old) So this allows for reasonable days out as opposed to taking the car, parking etc It can be very busy at weekends and when rugby etc... More 

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Thank 862Carolina
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely trip up to Edinburgh it had been snowing in the morning very picturesque journey lovely cocktails and a wee bit shopping and lovely trip back home

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Thank Marlyn32
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice smooth run on this new reopened line, trains can be crowded at times over weekends, trains every half hour during the week. Due to there being no taxis at Tweedbank, should you need to visit the many attractions, it is better to get off in Galashiels, taxi ranks on the other side of new interchange to your right, or... More 

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Thank 123skippy
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Get on at Tweedbank to be certain of a seat. Pretty route to Edinburgh, cheap day return fare very reasonable.

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Thank jillykin
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Got the impression the line has been built down to a budget. Several stations have only one platform. The train we were on started as an all stopping train but turned into an "express" at Newtongrange - not a problem for us but it meant half the passengers getting off and having to wait half an hour (they were no... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have been on the train several times , great for shopping in edinburgh, or at fort kinnaird ( get off at newcraighall ) 4 mins walk - meals ( sun inn ) and museum at newtongrange - plus Borthwick Castle looks stunning easy to get on and off - if alighting at tweedbank book a table at HERGES BY... More 

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Thank 73North
scotland
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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Reduces time to get to Edinburgh from a few Borders locations (and to Glasgow - can now be done in 2 hours from Tweedbank) but trains usually take longer than timetabled, are often dirty, scruffy and grossly overcrowded and already suffering from cancellations. Be warned no public loos ( or refreshments) at or anywhere near the Tweedbank terminus, so if... More 

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Thank quisScotland
Alnwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Made the perfect day trip to beautiful countryside and real history. Straight from Waverley Station in central Edinburgh to Walter Scott Country in the Borders, in less than an hour. Arriving at Tweedbank it was easy to visit Walter Scott's house at Abbotsford, and the lovely small town of Melrose, both on the banks of the River Tweed. We took... More 

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1 Thank Gilo48
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Took the train to Edinburgh and back to see winter wonderland. It's fantastic being able to go up and down on the train.

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