Whats On Melrose
The Kings Arms Melrose is an ideal base for those who enjoy either a gentle stroll or something a bit more strenuous. The walks around Melrose provide many enjoyable hours hiking. Melrose is the starting point for The St Cuthberts Way and The Southern Upland Way also passes through the town.
There are a wealth of recognised cycle routes throughout the borders. With its central location, the Kings Arms Melrose, makes an excellent base for cyclists to explore the beautiful countryside. Melrose is also part of the four Abbeys cycle route.
Although primarily known for salmon fishing on the River Tweed the Melrose area has much more to offer. Within easy reach of the town the rivers Tweed, Ettrick and Leader can all be fished for trout or salmon (season permitting). Local angling associations can provide permits for their stretches with private beats through their own offices.
With over a dozen courses within 20 minutes of the town (by car) the Kings Arms Melrose is ideally situated for those who want to explore the golf courses in the area. From nine hole local to championship standard courses the area has something to offer everyone. The Freedom of the Fairways golf passport is well worth exploring – further information available at http://golf.visitscotland.com/regions/southeast/
Horse riding is available locally (5 – 10 minutes by car) catering from the novice to experienced riders. Whether it be a gentle hack through the beautiful countryside, or something a bit more energetic the Melrose area is an ideal base.
Melrose boasts a wide selection of specialist shops, all within easy walking distance of the town centre. Many of Melrose’s shops stock excellent local crafts – ever popular with visitors.
Melrose also boasts a large number of other sports/pastimes including Tennis (new floodlit courts), Bowling (well established club at The Weirhill), Cricket (at Huntlyburn) and Hockey (at Tweedbank) to name a few.