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Address: Galashiels, Scotland
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Living in the Scottish Borders we waited for the opening novelty to wear off before trying it. Pretty good value for money for a day out in Edinburgh. The parking at the Tweedbank... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 22, 2016
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Ayrshire Scotland
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the reasons for going to Gala was to enjoy the train trip on the new Borders Line. We were not disappointed with a leisurely journey enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way. Perfect trip

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable seats and relaxed journey allowing views of the countryside a car driver never sees. Easy way to travel to and from Edinburgh which takes the stress out of the travel. The only issue is the unreliability. I was travelling up to Edinburgh to watch the rugby but had to take the bus because there were 'leaves on the line'.... More 

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Thank mdfalco53
Galashiels, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Picturesque views on the journey if u have been able to get a seat. Very poor and under estimation how many people would use the train. It's a welcome addition to the border's but not enough seats or carts. No good if u have kids and can't get a seat especially for their safety. People visiting the border's an go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Living in the Scottish Borders we waited for the opening novelty to wear off before trying it. Pretty good value for money for a day out in Edinburgh. The parking at the Tweedbank station is reasonably plentiful and free. We went at 10am so missed the commuter rush and there were still parking spaces. There is currently no toilet at... More 

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Sliema
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Must suit all categories of people. Particularly us who are retired. No busy lunatic road to travel to Edinburgh, with almost impossible parking when you get there. Attractive scenic route which lends itself to social contact with other travellers. Easy access to main shopping and restaurants when you get there bang in City Centre. Similarly easy access to the Scottish... More 

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

A very picturesque line for travelling on and we are so pleased it has returned. The only issue is some overcrowding during commuter times and at weekends. More carriages please. Cannot wait until it extends south, the sooner the better.

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Thank stf1973
York
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146 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

No surprise this fabulous railway has carried one million passengers since its September 2015 rebirth. Scandalously, the Borders had been without any sort of rail connection since 1969, when the Waverley Route closed. I opted for a journey on the (so-called) Borders Railway's scenic southern section, between Gorebridge and Tweedbank. The relatively dull northern segment threads suburban Edinburgh. The Gorebridge-Tweedbank... More 

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Thank Andrew G
scottish borders
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

So lucky that the railway has come to Galashiels and the borders; the train is very sociable where people talk to each other😀 We use the train more than once a month to travel to Edinburgh and beyond. I have had frustrating experiences on crowded trains but that is definately not regular for us; usually we can find seats together.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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640 reviews
307 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have travelled on this line several times and the most recent was the Sunday 'Royal Scot' steam train charter service. The carriages and locomotive were provided by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society based at Bo'ness and the whole experience was a delight with comfortable seating, a restaurant car for served breakfasts and a buffet car for coffee and snacks,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Fast service between the Borders and Edinburgh. Can get very busy at times particularly as many of the trains are only two carriages but still a much better option than travelling by bus. Excellent Interchange in Galashiels for onward travel etc. nice to have an alternative to the bus or car.

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