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Waverley Line

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Address: Galashiels, Scotland
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2016
Howard-Liverpool
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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379 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 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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Thank Howard-Liverpool
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is an incomplete project which ends in the middle of nowhere. The only sensible tactic is to alight in Galashiels and go to your final destination from the interchange building which is modern and will link you to buses and taxis to get you out of town as quickly as possible. The town is in post industrial decline and... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

As the title says, don't get off at Tweedbank, its only a park and ride, in the middle of an industrial estate, absolutely no facilities, if you require any transport get off in Galashiels, where buses and taxis are plentiful, also cafés and restaurants, and good pubs, even a royal British legion is open to all visitors, as for the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

As someone who had to stand and watch the last train to leave Newcastleton to deprive the Borders of comfortable and reasonable lengthed travel, I had come to accept the status quo and then was so sceptic of the planned return of a railway to Tweedbank but boy, have I changed my mind!!! Just travelled from Tweedbank to Helensburgh for... More 

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