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Waverley Line

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Address: Galashiels, Scotland
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Abeermar

Live that we have a train link!It can get a bit crowded at busy times. Hoping that three carriages will becone the norm

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Liz D
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Live that we have a train link!It can get a bit crowded at busy times. Hoping that three carriages will becone the norm

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Thank Liz D
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The evening of the 25th July from Edinburgh to Tweedbank was good - a three coach diesel and seats for everyone - lovely views after leaving the city right through to Galashiels. Next day coming back....the 0932 was cancelled and when the 1003 to Edinburgh arrived at Galashiels, it turned out to be just two coaches and ALL seats taken.... More 

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Thank doversole
Scotland
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the grapevine or the the silver star Chinese - both right by the train station. Fantastic food and value for money - have a train trip!

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Thank Robyn4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's great to have a railway to Galashiels and it's a beautiful run to and from Waverley Station. But before everyone gets too misty-eyed about the restoration of an artery that should never have been closed in the first place, perhaps a few warnings are appropriate. The first is that the service, about a year after the re-opening, is not... More 

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Thank John S
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sit back and relax on your train journey from Tweedbank to anywhere in Scotland. Enjoy a trip from Edinburgh down to see what the lovely Borders has to offer

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Thank Tracey A
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful trip and I have waited 45 years to do it since narrowly missing the line before it sadly closed. Suck lovely scenery for a very small price and trains every half hour along the line

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Thank Alan H
Scotland
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Very quick and pleasant journey to Galashiels,lovely scenic route and train stations immaculate. Train service bang on time.

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Thank amylaila
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

old rolling stock is used on the line (unless it is the commuter service which goes to fife) and it is nice to be able to get into edinburgh from the borders without having to use either my car or a bus - not sure if the price is competitive but for less than £12 for a cheap day return... More 

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Thank firstnowtsoqueer
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

For people that read reviews saying there is nothing at Tweedbank. I would like to point out that there is a lovely walk sign posted from Tweedbank Station along the Tweed into Melrose. Melrose is a lovely town with ample places to eat and drink. If you overindulge just catch the X65 bus and this will take you back to... More 

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Thank Rusty151280
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Being a rail enthusiast it was imortant to travel on this reopened railway line. The train was comfortable and the scenery as expected superb. Great countryside. It hopefully brings prosperity to the towns along the route. I broke my journey at Galashiels which was ok but a little disapointing. The highlight of that town was to watch a man at... More 

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